Becerra Narrowly Confirmed as Next HHS Secretary

The United States Senate confirmed former California congressman and Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be the next Seceretary of Health & Human Services (HHS) by a vote of 50-49, with all Democrats voting to support the nominee and Susan Collins (R-ME) the sole Republican also voting to confirm. It is the narrowest confirmation of any…

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Biden Addresses the Nation President Joe Biden delivered his first prime-time address to the nation last night, setting a timetable for a return to something resembling normality and almost begging Americans to take the COVID-19 vaccines and continue to abide by social distancing guidelines. Biden ordered states to make all adults eligible for the vaccine…

Becerra Confirmation Hearings Cover Pandemic Plans, More Provider Funds

Congressional hearings on Tuesday and Wednesday (February 23, 24) of this week for Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee to be the next Secretary of the Department of Health & Human Services (HHS), revealed a core of Republican opposition to his confirmation, but it appears he has strong support from his fellow Democrats. If confirmed, Becerra…