The committee cleared the nomination of Sylvia Matthews Burwell by a voice vote ahead of a hearing on the Homeland Security budget request.
This afternoon, the Senate Budget Committee plans to hold its vote on the Burwell nomination in a room off the Senate floor during roll call votes on the Senate gun bill.
Although Obama's 2014 budget was pilloried by Senate Republicans last week, Burwell has attracted no real enemies in her confirmation process. She served as deputy budget director under President Clinton and can claim credit for helping to balance the budget in the late 1990s. It appears unlikely that she will face a filibuster as did Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel.
In addition to producing the annual president's budget, Burwell will be responsible for overseeing all federal regulations.