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For Immediate Release
March 3, 2021
Contact: Elizabeth Wells, (916) 233-3760[email protected]

Planned Parenthood in California urges U.S. Senate Finance Committee to Vote to Advance the Nomination of California Attorney General Becerra as U.S. HHS Secretary

SACRAMENTO – Today, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee took steps to advance the nomination of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS), to the full Senate for consideration. Once confirmed, Becerra will be able to begin leading this key agency during this pivotal time.

Statement from Jodi Hicks, President/CEO, Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California:

“Today’s Finance Committee vote puts us one step closer to confirming California Attorney General Xavier Becerra as our nation’s next HHS Secretary. As the country faces historic challenges — the COVID-19 pandemic, an economic crisis, and a reckoning with systemic racism, and more — Becerra’s background, managerial experience, policy expertise, and leadership skills will help guide and heal the nation. We need a staunch champion for health care access and equity to lead the nation’s Health and Human Services agency now, and we call on the Senate to vote to confirm Becerra’s nomination immediately.”

For more information on Xavier Becerra’s distinguished record on protecting and expanding health care, read Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California’s interested parties memo.



Planned Parenthood Affiliates of California (PPAC) is the state public policy office representing California’s seven separately incorporated Planned Parenthood affiliates. Through advocacy and electoral action, PPAC promotes sound public policy in areas of sexual and reproductive health care and sex education.