Becerra Confirmed HHS Secretary

On Thursday, the United States Senate confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as the 25th Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) on a 50-49 vote. Becerra becomes the first Latino HHS Secretary in U.S. history. Following his confirmation, Becerra resigned his position as California Attorney General. Governor Gavin Newsom released a statement congratulating Secretary Becerra and is anticipated to name Becerra’s replacement in the coming days.

More information on HHS Secretary Becerra is available here.