Casey Releases Statement Following Meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee

Casey Releases Statement Following Meeting with Health and Human Services Secretary Nominee

Washington, D.C. - Today, U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) is releasing a statement following his meeting with U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary nominee Xavier Becerra:

“Our Nation faces a once in a century pandemic which requires a Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) who is committed to the health and well-being of all Americans. After meeting with him and reviewing his record, I am confident that California Attorney General Xavier Becerra is the kind of leader our Nation needs at the Department of Health and Human Services during this challenging time. Xavier Becerra has dedicated his life to public service and at every turn he has fought to expand access to health care and improve the health and well-being of his constituents. As a Congressman, he was instrumental in developing the Affordable Care Act (ACA) and as California Attorney General he has been leading the fight to protect the ACA. Attorney General Becerra has been on the front lines of the fight against COVID-19 by standing up for California workers’ safety on the job. Xavier Becerra’s long fight to ensure all Americans have access to health care will continue when he is confirmed as HHS Secretary.”