From a report at the link below:
President Obama on Friday formally nominated Sylvia Mathews Burwell (pictured) to head the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) following the botched resignation of Kathleen Sebelius.
Burwell served in several positions under the Bill Clinton administration, including as a deputy aide to then-budget director Jack Lew. In July 1995, Burwell (then Sylvia Mathews) was one of several key aides questioned by the Senate Whitewater Committee regarding the death of deputy White House counsel Vince Foster.
Sylvia Mathews and her colleagues denied impeding a police investigation into Foster’s death after his body was found in a northern Virginia park.
According to the New York Times, Mathews testified “in laborious detail about what she had found in Mr. Foster’s garbage on the night he died.”
In October 2013, during the United States federal government shutdown, Burwell sent the email initiating the process that closed national parks, visitors’ centers and even the “panda-cam” at the National Zoo.
Burwell’s action, among other things, turned away our WWII veterans from the WWII Memorial, many of whom had traveled over a thousand miles by bus on a pilgrimage to pay their respects to their fallen comrades.
From digging through a dead man’s trash for President Clinton to denying WWII Veterans access to their WWII Memorial for President Obama, the nominee for Health and Human Services Secretary has quite an inauspicious past.