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Confirmation Hearings Open for Deb Haaland for Interior Secretary, Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary

HeadlineFeb 23, 2021

The Senate’s Energy and Natural Resources Committee is holding confirmation hearings today for New Mexico Congressmember Deb Haaland to become secretary of the interior. If confirmed, Haaland will be the first Native American to serve as a Cabinet secretary. 

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra faces two days of Senate confirmation hearings starting today on his nomination to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Becerra helped lead the fight to defend the Affordable Care Act from attacks by former President Trump and the Republican Party, and he has also voiced support for Medicare for All in the past.

Meanwhile, the Senate votes today on whether to confirm Linda Thomas-Greenfield for U.S. ambassador to the United Nations and Tom Vilsack for secretary of agriculture. 

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