UPDATE: Senate Finance Committee Approves Kathleen Sebelius

The Senate Finance Committee voted Gov. Kathleen Sebelius out of committee Tuesday morning. As the nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, Sebelius will now come to a full floor vote in the U.S. Senate. Congressional Quarterly reports that Sebelius was approved by a vote of 15-8, with only two Republicans – Sen. Olympia Snow (R-Maine) and Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) – voting “Yes.”

Sebelius faced some controversy during her hearings before the committee after she failed to accurately report her financial ties to infamous late-term abortionist George Tiller. In her initial report, she claimed she received $14,450 in campaign donations from Tiller. In reality, the amount Tiller gave her was more than twice that, totaling $39,600.

A final vote in the Senate has yet to be scheduled, though Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid’s office told CQ her nomination will be voted on, “as soon as possible.”

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