Senate Confirms Becerra To Lead Biden's Health DepartmentThe Senate confirmed California Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Thursday to be President Joe Biden's health secretary, filling a key position in the administration's coronavirus response and its ambitious push to make healthcare costs more affordable for Americans.
California AG Suing Nation’s Largest Nursing Home Operator Over Alleged Patient Dumping, Falsifying RecordsState and local officials, including Attorney General Xavier Becerra, filed a lawsuit Monday against the nation's largest senior living home operator, alleging the company misled consumers on quality ratings and broke laws intended to protect patients.
Xavier Becerra Appears Headed for Confirmation as Health SecretaryThe nomination of Xavier Becerra to lead the Department of Health and Human Services is likely to clear the Senate after a pair of key senators announced their support.
Judge Grants Bail To Woman Who Used Meth Before StillbirthA superior court judge ordered the release of a central California woman to a drug treatment center while she awaits trial for the murder of her stillborn baby two years ago.
State AG Xavier Becerra Faces Tough Questioning At Health Secretary Confirmation HearingPresident Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary, Xavier Becerra, faces two days of contentious Senate hearings. Republicans are portraying the California's current attorney general as unfit, but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the coronavirus pandemic.
Becerra Expected To Face Heat Over Lack Of Experience, Stress Personal And Professional History At Confirmation HearingXavier Becerra will stress his upbringing as a son of a Mexican immigrant, his father's recent passing and his history expanding health care access during his time as a longtime congressman and California's attorney general, in a pitch to senators at his confirmation hearing.
State Supreme Court Moves Forward With Murder Charge Over Stillborn BabyThe California Supreme Court denied a request to stop the prosecution of a woman charged with murder for using methamphetamine before her fetus was stillborn.
California Joins Lawsuit Against Facebook For Predatory, Monopolistic BehaviorCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra on Wednesday announced that the state has joined a lawsuit against Facebook for allegedly violating federal antitrust laws by purchasing emerging competitors to maintain a monopoly.
Becerra Faces Massive Task of Vaccinating Americans Against COVIDWith the U.S. expected to begin vaccine distribution in the coming months, few Cabinet posts will have such influence over the nation's ability to move past the pandemic, an effort that will likely define the Biden presidency.
COVID Pandemic: President-Elect Biden Picks California AG Xavier Becerra for HHS to Lead Virus ResponsePresident-elect Joe Biden has picked California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration's coronavirus response.
California Bans State-Paid Travel To Idaho Over Transgender Discrimination LawsCiting two new laws he said allow discrimination against transgender people, California attorney general Xavier Becerra added Idaho to a list of 11 other states where state-funded travel isn’t allowed.
California Sues To Block Trump Administration Fracking PlansCalifornia increased its efforts Friday to keep the federal government from allowing oil and gas drilling on more than 1 million acres of public land.
California Attorney General Becerra Takes Legal Action Over Facebook Privacy PracticesCalifornia Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced Wednesday that his office is taking legal action against Facebook over the social media giant’s privacy practices.
Judge Orders California AG To Release Pre-2019 Police Misconduct FilesA judge ordered California's attorney general to release police misconduct records predating Jan. 1, when new transparency legislation took effect.
California Joins Dozen Other States In Lawsuit Against Trump’s Emergency Declaration To Fund WallCalifornia's attorney general says at least a dozen states will join a lawsuit against President Donald Trump's emergency declaration to fund a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.