Senate Panel Deadlocks on Advancing Biden’s Partial-Abortion Supporting Pick Xavier Becerra for Health Secretary

The Senate Finance Committee on Wednesday split evenly along party lines on whether to advance Xavier Becerra for Health and Human Services secretary, leaving it to Majority Leader Chuck Schumer to bring the nomination up for a full Senate vote. The 14-14 tally reflected the sharp partisan divisions around Becerra, now California’s attorney general, who’s drawn fire from conservatives eager to make his confirmation a political liability for Democrats facing reelection next year.

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