Capitol Correspondence - 12.08.20

Biden-Harris Transition Team to Nominate Xavier Becerra for HHS Secretary

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Ending speculation after having first floated Governors Michelle Lujan Grisham (NM) and Gina Raimondo (RI) as top picks for the position of Secretary of Health and Human Services in the incoming administration, the Biden-Harris transition team announced they would nominate California Attorney General and former U.S. Representative Xavier Becerra to the post. Read more about his experience and confirmation prospects in this article by Politico Pulse.

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As reported by The Boston Globe: “Massachusetts General Hospital infectious diseases chief Rochelle Walensky has been picked by President-elect Joe Biden to be the new director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, he announced in a press release Monday morning.”