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Becerraapprovedas healthsecretary; Newsom faces pressureon attorney general pick; Xavier Becerra confirmed to Biden s Cabinet. Who will be next California attorney general?

Mar 19, 2021 - The San Francisco Chronicle
Board and Executive Moves

WASHINGTON - Xavier Becerra was confirmed by the Senate as President Biden's health and human services secretary Thursday, clearing the way for Gov. Gavin Newsom to nominate a replacement as California's attorney general.

Becerra was confirmed 50-49, winning the support of just one Republican, Maine Sen. Susan Collins.

The former California lawmaker and outgoing attorney general will take his post in Biden's Cabinet facing multiple challenges, including the coronavirus pandemic and ...