Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services Hearing

Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services Hearing

Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, questions Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, 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