TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) - Gov. Kathleen Sebelius says she'll resign quickly if she's confirmed as federal Secretary of Health and Human Services.
But the governor also said Friday that she hasn't worked out a timetable for exactly when she'd leave for Washington and when Lt. Gov. Mark Parkinson becomes governor.
Sebelius goes before the Senate Finance Committee for a confirmation hearing Thursday. The committee will then decide whether to forward the nomination to the full Senate.
The governor said she agrees with President Barack Obama's decision to push ahead with health care reform. She said dealing with health care costs is essential to fixing the nation's economy.