The California Legislature returned to the Capitol on Wednesday, January 4, for a relatively quiet and short week. Legislative leadership announced retaining former U.S. Attorney General, Eric Holder and his firm Covington & Burling, to serve as legal counsel to advise on potential legal challenges with the incoming Trump Administration. Legislative leaders noted that the Legislature would work with the Governor and next state Attorney General to protect the economy and policies on climate change, health care, civil rights and immigration.
California Attorney General nominee Xavier Becerra will go before the Legislature for a confirmation hearing at 9 a.m., Tuesday, January 10. The nomination is subject to confirmation by both houses, and they will have 90 days from the date of the official nomination (January 3) to act.