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Xavier Becerra Confirmed as HHS Secretary

March 18, 2021 — Xavier Becerra was confirmed as secretary of well being and human companies by the U.S. Senate on Thursday.

The vote was 50 to 49, and Senator Susan Collins of Maine was the one Republican to assist his affirmation, The New York Occasions reported.

Becerra is a son of Mexican immigrants who grew to become a member of Congress and California’s lawyer basic.

He’ll grow to be the primary Latino to supervise the HHS, and takes cost because the Biden administration leads the nation out of the coronavirus pandemic, which has already brought about greater than half one million deaths and has hit folks of colour significantly laborious, the Occasions reported.

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