WASHINGTON | Republican objections to immediate Senate action on President Barack Obama's health secretary nominee will probably push a final vote to next week.
It's the latest snag for Obama's attempts to get a Health and Human Services secretary in place to work on a health care overhaul.
The Finance Committee approved Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for the job Tuesday, and supporters predicted a full Senate vote this week.
But when Majority Leader Harry Reid tried to raise the nomination Thursday, Republican leader Mitch McConnell objected, citing opposition in the Finance Committee.
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Now Reid will probably have to invoke Senate procedures requiring 60 votes to move forward, which would likely happen next week. Democrats say they have the necessary votes.