Becerra Nomination to Lead HHS Moves to the Full Senate

The Senate Finance Committee voted 14-14 on Xavier Becerra’s nomination as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Due to the split vote, Becerra’s nomination will require four hours of debate and a majority vote by the Senate to bring it up for a final confirmation vote. A voting session has not yet been scheduled. Meanwhile, the Biden Administration is continuing to fill HHS vacancies and released a list of staff appointments.