U.S. Senator Bennet Statement on Confirmation of Xavier Becerra as Secretary of Health and Human Services
March 18, 2021 – Washington, D.C. – Today, Colorado U.S. Senator Michael Bennet issued the statement below following the U.S. Senate vote to confirm Xavier Becerra as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services:
“To end the pandemic and safely reopen the country, we need an experienced leader like Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services. Throughout his career, both as a member of Congress and as Attorney General of California, Becerra has fought to ensure that every American has access to quality, affordable health care, and he is uniquely suited to help us achieve universal health coverage through a public option. Becerra has also demonstrated a commitment to advancing equity by tackling disparities in health care and health outcomes, along with addressing the mental and behavioral health crisis we’re seeing in Colorado and across the country. I look forward to working with him, and thank him for his willingness to serve once again.”
The Senate voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as the next Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services with a 50 – 49 vote.