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California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden’s health secretar

Xavier Becerra confirmed as Biden’s health secretary

Xavier Becerra confirmed as Biden’s health secretary

WASHINGTON — The Senate on Thursday confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as President Joe Biden’s health secretary, filling a key position in the administration’s COVID-19 response and its major push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate racial disparities in medical care. The 50-49 vote makes the 63-year-old Becerra the first Latino