No Confirmation Hearing This Week For HHS Secretary Pick Becerra

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / February 3, 2021 at 7:50 PM
Incoming Senate Finance Chair Ron Wyden’s (OR) office said Wednesday (Feb. 3) the committee has no plans to hold a confirmation hearing this week for President Joe Biden’s nominee for HHS secretary, Xavier Becerra, despite reaching a power-sharing agreement in the Senate and increasing pressure from advocates to move on the nomination. However, staff say they’re working as quickly as possible to schedule a hearing. After meeting with California Attorney General Becerra on Dec. 16, Wyden said in a statement...

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