HHS will be handling the oversight of the Biden admin Covid-19 effort….
It is also going to be front and center in the Biden admin Obamacare strengthening efforts…
Biden will make Hispanics/Latinos happy with the choice …..
Becerra succeded Vice-President Harris as California Attorney General and has had 12 years serving in the US House….
President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as the head of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), a person familiar with the decision confirmed Sunday.
Becerra be the second Latino named to a high-profile Cabinet position by Biden. He will be tasked with leading a sprawling agency that is responsible for managing the response to the coronavirus pandemic, which has already killed more than 280,000 people in the U.S.
The president-elect is expected to formally announce Becerra as the pick either Monday or Tuesday.
Becerra, 62, previously served 12 terms in the House representing Los Angeles. He was elected California attorney general in 2016. Since then he has been among the most aggressive state attorneys general in challenging the Trump administration in court, suing over immigration measures and healthcare and environmental rollbacks.
As head of HHS, he will become one of the most visible Cabinet officials in fighting the pandemic, which is worsening each day in the U.S. The country now regularly records record high infections and is seeing increasing hospitalizations, with experts warning further spikes may follow the Thanksgiving holiday.
HHS will also be responsible for overseeing the distribution of a coronavirus vaccine in the coming months….