Bloomberg by the Numbers: $886 Billion

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Kathleen Sebelius, secretary of Health and Human Services.

The U.S. Health and Human Services Department spent $886 billion in 2013.

That makes HHS the biggest federal department by outlays.

The $886 billion accounted for about one-fourth of total federal outlays.

Kathleen Sebelius, who leads the department, will resign as HHS secretary after having “steered the troubled rollout of President Barack Obama’s signature health-care law,” Bloomberg News first reported yesterday.

Obama will nominate Sylvia Mathews Burwell, director of the Office of Management and Budget, to succeed Sebelius. The Senate voted 96-0 a year ago to confirm Burwell for the OMB post.

Democrats control 55 of the 100 Senate seats.

Here’s the Bloomberg News story on Sebelius’s resignation, written by Alex Wayne, Julianna Goldman and Drew Armstrong.




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