Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services Hearing

Xavier Becerra Secretary of Health and Human Services Hearing

Senator Richard Burr, a Republican from North Carolina and ranking member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, speaks during a confirmation hearing for Xavier Becerra, secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, 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