Category: Xavier Becerra

White House Monkeypox Response Team Holds Press Briefing

The White House monkeypox response team holds a Zoom briefing on the U.S. response to the spread of the virus. Expected participants include: • Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra • FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf • Bob Fenton, White House monkeypox response coordinator • Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for…


LIVE NOW: White House Monkeypox Response Team Holds Press Briefing

The White House monkeypox response team holds a Zoom briefing on the U.S. response to the spread of the virus. Expected participants include: • Secretary of Health and Human Services Xavier Becerra • FDA Commissioner Dr. Robert Califf • Bob Fenton, White House monkeypox response coordinator • Dr. Rochelle Walensky, director of the Centers for…


Sen. Rand Paul Talks Debt Ceiling, Inflation, and Fauci

I was able to speak with Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) about the current budget debate, debt ceiling, inflation, as well as possible alternatives. I also spoke with the senator about Dr. Anthony Fauci, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra, the weaponization of the Department of Justice and FBI, as well the threats and harassment he…


California’s Becerra Narrowly Confirmed as Biden’s Health Secretary

The Senate on Thursday narrowly confirmed Xavier Becerra as health secretary, thanks to Sen. Susan Collins (R-Maine) crossing the aisle and voting with Democrats. The 50-49 vote would have gone the other way if Collins had switched sides. Sen. Mazie Hirono (D-Hawaii) missed the vote. Apart from Collins, every senator voted along party lines. The…


Health and Human Services Nominee Declines to Name Any Abortion Restriction He Would Support

Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, declined to name any restriction on abortion that he would support, in response to questions from senators during his Wednesday confirmation hearing. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said that many of his constituents have written to say Becerra has taken “the…


Health Secretary Nominee Declines to Name Any Abortion Restriction He Would Support

Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, declined to name any restriction on abortion that he would support, in response to questions from senators during his Wednesday confirmation hearing. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said that many of his constituents have written to say Becerra has taken “the…


HHS Nominee Declines to Name Any Abortion Restriction He’d Support

Xavier Becerra, President Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Health and Human Services, declined to name any restriction on abortion that he would support, in response to questions from senators during his confirmation hearing on Feb. 24. Sen. Steve Daines (R-Mont.) said many of his constituents have written to say Becerra has taken…


75 Republicans Members of Congress Urge Biden to Withdraw Xavier Becerra’s HHS Nomination

Eleven Republican senators and 64 Republican House members are urging President Joe Biden to withdraw his nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as the next Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS). The members of Congress, led by Sen. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), sent a letter (pdf) to Biden on Monday to express “grave concerns”…


Biden’s Nominees Promptly Confirmed, So Far

Senate Republicans are mounting much less opposition to President Joe Biden’s major appointees in 2021 than Democrats did against President Donald Trump’s cabinet nominees in 2017. Four of Biden’s top picks have been confirmed quickly by the Senate, which is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Vice-President Kamala Harris (D-Calif) providing the tie-breaking vote…