Manchin Will Vote To Confirm Becerra As HHS Secretary

The Hill reports:

Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) on Thursday said he will vote to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of Health and Human Services.

Manchin’s support will likely give Democrats the necessary votes for confirmation, after the Senate Finance Committee deadlocked on advancing President Biden’s nominee to lead the health agency.

It is unclear if any GOP senators will vote for Becerra’s nomination in the full Senate. If they all oppose him, he’ll need the support of every Democratic senator and Vice President Harris to break a tie.

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