U.S. Senate Confirms Becerra
He will soon be sworn in as Health and Human Services secretary
California Attorney General Xavier Becerra was confirmed by the U.S. Senate as secretary of Health and Human Services on Thursday, clearing the way for him to take the helm of the sprawling department as the United States battles the COVID-19 pandemic.
Becerra won confirmation to join President Joe Biden's Cabinet on a party-line 50-49 vote.
Becerra, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives for 26 years and was a member of Democratic leadership, will oversee an expansion of the Affordable Care Act, more commonly known as "Obamacare."
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