The Senate confirmed Richard Frank to be an assistant secretary in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).

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Frank was confirmed by voice vote as part of a unanimous consent agreement reached Thursday.

He will likely serve under President Obama’s nominee to replace outgoing HHS Secretary Kathleen SebeliusKathleen SebeliusIRS Tax Day glitch exposes antiquated tech infrastructure Trump administration's reforms could make welfare work again Pro-dependency advocates miss the mark in attacking Kansas welfare reform MORE.

The Senate is expected to confirm Sylvia BurwellSylvia Mary Mathews BurwellPrice was a disaster for HHS — Time for an administrator, not an ideologue Overnight Healthcare: GOP chairman to introduce pre-existing condition bill ObamaCare enrollment hits 11.5M for 2017 MORE next month to be the new head of that department.

On Wednesday, the Senate Finance Committee voted 21-3 to advance Burwell's nomination.