Senate Health Schedules Confirmation Hearing For HHS Nominee Becerra

By Dorothy Mills-Gregg / February 16, 2021 at 3:33 PM
After a month of pressure from advocates who blamed Republicans for holding up the process, the Senate health committee has scheduled a confirmation hearing for HHS Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra on Feb. 23, and Senate Finance committee staff said they expect to announce a hearing for him later this week. Biden’s nomination of California Attorney General Becerra in December was largely cheered by Democrats and many health care stakeholders, who championed his involvement in lowering the cost of COVID-19 drugs...

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