Children's Defense Fund Statement on Secretary Kathleen Sebelius' Confirmation

For Immediate Release
April 28, 2009
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Ed Shelleby
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WASHINGTON, DC— Today, Children's Defense Fund President Marian Wright Edelman released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

"The Children’s Defense Fund enthusiastically applauds the confirmation of Secretary Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.  Her history as a health care reformer will help her address the litany of challenges facing our nation's health care system.

"Secretary Sebelius' actions as Insurance Commissioner of Kansas and then Governor illustrate her longstanding advocacy for America's working families and an understanding that investing in health care reform, including real health care reform for children, is a crucial part of our country's economic recovery. We look forward to working with Secretary Sebelius to take the steps necessary to improve the lives of children and working families, which will strengthen both our economy and our future."