Drug Pricing Among Range Of Issues Senators Want HHS Nominee Becerra To Work On
Senate Finance confirmation hearing concluded without a vote on Xavier Becerra’s nomination as Health and Human Services Department secretary. Republicans continued to express concerns with his background and views. But he is expected to win enough votes to clear the committee.
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