The Wall Street Journal reports:
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is expected to face a tough confirmation hearing Tuesday as Republicans are set to argue that President Biden’s pick for Health and Human Services secretary is overly liberal and lacks public-health experience.
Mr. Becerra’s hearing Tuesday with the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will be followed by a hearing Wednesday with the Senate Finance Committee, which must vote to advance the confirmation to the floor for a full Senate vote.
Start time is 10AM Eastern.
More than 2 months after he was nominated and 1 day after the country marked half a million Covid deaths, Xavier Becerra — Biden’s pick for HHS secretary — goes to the Hill for the first of 2 confirmation hearings. Here’s what he’s going to tell senators: https://t.co/JjfHvccbuC
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