Senate panel splits over Xavier Becerra, Biden’s pick to lead Health and Human Services

‘His qualifications seem to be minimal,’ Sen. Bill Cassidy says

By: - March 4, 2021 4:30 am

Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill February 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Becerra would be the first Latino secretary of HHS. He was previously Attorney General of California. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

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Laura Olson
Laura Olson

Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Louisiana Illuminator. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.

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