Statement of U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner on the nomination hearing of Xavier Becerra to head the Department of Health and Human Services
Feb 24 2021
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D-VA), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, released a statement regarding the nomination of Xavier Becerra to be Secretary of Health and Human Services. Sen. Warner was unable to attend the nomination hearing for Becerra earlier today in the Finance Committee, as he was attending a meeting at the White House with President Biden on supply chain security.
“Our next HHS Secretary will need to prioritize combatting the COVID-19 pandemic and building a health care system that’s better and more affordable for every American – something I stressed to Attorney General Becerra when we met privately earlier this year,” said Sen. Warner. “During that meeting we discussed his plans to implement a national strategy to combat COVID-19, reduce health care costs, increase access to affordable health care coverage, and address racial health disparities.”
“I am confident that if confirmed, Secretary Becerra would bring an important perspective to the Department – one that is reflective of Virginia’s diversity. I look forward to supporting his nomination on the Senate floor.”