Gov. Ritter issued the following statement today praising President Obama's selection of Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services:
"The President has made a wise and outstanding choice in selecting Gov. Sebelius to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Over the past two decades, improving access to quality and affordable health care has been a hallmark of her public service as governor, insurance commissioner and as a state legislator.
"As a Democratic governor in a traditionally Republican state, she has worked successfully across party lines to take on many tough issues and move
"As a fellow governor from a neighboring state, I have long admired Gov. Sebelius, have learned much from her and know she will serve our country with distinction."