Statement by Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon on the Presidential Nomination of Sylvia Mathews Burwell to be Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services

BENTONVILLE, Ark. – April. 11, 2014 – “Congratulations to Sylvia Mathews Burwell on her nomination as Secretary of Health and Human Services. We are very proud the President has asked Sylvia to take on this critical position.

“Sylvia has a strong record of working collaboratively with businesses and government on some of the most pressing issues facing Americans. She understands the needs of people and communities and has consistently delivered strong results that have a positive impact on society. It's crucial to have a leader like Sylvia in this role, and we stand ready to work with the Administration on solutions that provide more Americans with even greater access to affordable healthcare.

“The Walmart family would like to offer our congratulations and best wishes to Sylvia as she embarks on this important mission.”

- Doug McMillon, President and CEO, Wal-Mart Stores, Inc.