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Biden’s Pick to Lead Health Agency Nears Senate Confirmation

March 10, 2021, 10:09 PM

Lawmakers will tee up the nomination of Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services Thursday, according to a Senate Democratic source.

Becerra’s nomination has so far seen only Democratic support, making him likely to be President Joe Biden’s first Cabinet pick to be confirmed along party-line votes.

The Senate is expected to vote on discharging his nomination from committee Thursday, a precursor to the actual confirmation vote.

Confirming Becerra means Biden can move forward more aggressively with his health agenda: tackling the Covid-19 pandemic; reversing some of the changes made under the Trump administration; and building ...