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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (15th District of Texas)


WASHINGTON – Today, Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) issued the following statement regarding the appointment of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to lead incoming President Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services (HHS) Department.


“There is no one I would want more to take the helm of HHS than Xavier Becerra. I applaud President Elect Biden and the transition team on appointing the first Latino to this role. He will be a Health Secretary who understands the disproportionate impact that this virus has had on minority communities. I am confident that Xavier will do everything in his power to improve health outcomes for every American and marshal resources for underserved communities. It is my hope that the President Elect will continue to select individuals from minority and Hispanic backgrounds to make the Biden cabinet diverse and representative of the America we know today.”