Education Secretary Miguel Cardona and Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra are expected to testify before a Senate committee on Thursday about schools during the pandemic.
By News Desk and Carolyn Thompson, Associated Press
The Affordable Care Act, also known as Obamacare, survived a third major legal challenge at the U.S. Supreme Court Thursday. In a 7-2 vote, the justices rejected a lawsuit brought by 18 Republican-led states that questioned the ACA’s legality over…
By PBS NewsHour
Becerra detailed a $25 billion proposed increase in funding for the department to bring its total to about $131.7 billion in discretionary budget.
By News Desk
The federal departments of health and housing have launched a joint project to provide coronavirus vaccines to the homeless and people living in low-income neighborhoods and subsidized housing.
By Associated Press
The Biden administration on Wednesday laid out a $1.8 trillion American Families Plan, which focuses on child care and education. As President Biden pushes these sweeping new policies, he's relying on his cabinet secretaries to help in the negotiation effort.
By Associated Press
The position Xavier Becerra fills is key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to lower drug costs, expand insurance coverage, and eliminate racial disparities in medical care.
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar, Alexandra Jaffe, Associated Press
President Joe Biden pledged Tuesday that his $1.9 trillion rescue package would build on the promise of the Affordable Care Act, the hallmark legislation of Barack Obama's presidency that became law 11 years ago.
By Kevin Freking, Associated Press
The Senate voted on Thursday to advance President Joe Biden’s nominee for health secretary as Democrats muscled past Republican opposition using a new procedure put in place to avoid gridlock in the evenly divided Senate.
Biden's Health and Human Services secretary nominee Xavier Becerra is expected to testify during a Senate confirmation hearing on Wednesday.
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