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 SebeliusAligning clinical and community resources improves health Sebelius on GOP healthcare plan: 'I'm not sure what the goal is here' Obama's health secretary to be first female president of American University MORE.

The Senate is expected to confirm Sylvia BurwellSylvia Mathews BurwellOvernight Healthcare: GOP chairman to introduce pre-existing condition bill ObamaCare enrollment hits 11.5M for 2017 Obama, Dems eyeing strategy to defend ObamaCare 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.