Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services Hearing

Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services Hearing

Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, speaks during a Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC on Tuesday, February 23, 2021. Biden's pick to lead HHS gives him a fierce defender of Democratic causes but one without hands-on experience leading a massive federal agency in the middle of an unprecedented public health crisis. Pool photo by Sarah Silbiger/UPI