HHS Secretary Nominee Becerra Could Face Tough Audience At Senate Confirmation Hearings
House Ways & Means Panel Chair Richard Neal says Becerra will promote equity in health care, but GOP Sen. Mike Braun brands him as a “socialist”
President Biden’s pick for HHS secretary, Xavier Becerra, is scheduled to face supporters and detractors at US Senate confirmation hearings next week.
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The White House is trying to overcome some Senate Democrats’ opposition to Janet Woodcock as US FDA commissioner, while also looking for other candidates for the job. Josh Sharfstein, long thought to be Woodcock’s main competition, is not a strong contender.
The former Obama HHS Secretary says not having health leadership in place is exacerbating the COVID-19 crisis and even increasing deaths.
The president-elect on 7 December named nominees for his health team, including California attorney general Xavier Becerra for HHS secretary. Missing from the list is a nominee for FDA commissioner.