Obama's pick for health secretary brings wealth of government expertise, bipartisan esteem

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Current Budget Director Sylvia Mathews Burwell, President Barack Obama's nominee to become Health and Human Services Secretary, smiles in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Friday, April 11, 2014, where President Barack Obama made the announcement. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

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"Erskine would never say she's the strongest woman. He would say she's the strongest person," Tanden said. "That just sent us a really important signal."

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Associated Press writer Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar contributed to this report.

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