WASHINGTON (AP) – The Senate on Thursday voted in favor of nominating President Joe Biden as health minister as Democrats switched to the Republican opposition using a new procedure designed to avoid a blockade in an evenly divided Senate.
The Senate Finance Committee split by party on May 14-14 in connection with the nomination of Xavier Becca earlier this month. Although a draw in the past often halted the nomination, it proved to be more of a speed for Democrats than a stop sign under new Senate rules.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., forced Behara to vote 51-48 on Thursday. The vote paves the way for discussions on his approval.
“I doubt that any of my Republican colleagues will vote for him,” Schumer said before the vote. “He is a capable man. “He worked hard to make sure people were getting better.”
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, RK, noted that former candidates for Biden’s government have so far received bipartisan support.
“There is a reason that Mr. “Bekera failed to get a single Republican vote to leave the commission,” McConnell said. “This is due to the fact that he is such a meticulous party actor who has very little professional experience.”
The move puts Biden one step closer to becoming senior director of the Department of Health and Human Services, a department that plays a key role in the federal response to the COVID-19 epidemic. R-Maine Sen. Susan Collins was the only Republican to vote for Beckera.
Becquera now serves as California’s attorney general, having previously represented the Los Angeles area in the US House of Representatives for more than 20 years. As Attorney General, he specialized in attempting to block the Trump administration by filing nine lawsuits throughout his last day in office, taking the Trump administration to court more than 120 times in four years.
Senator Ron Widen, Democratic chairman of the Senate Finance Committee, cited Beckera’s experience as a legislator in the House of Representatives’s House of Commons Committee as attorney general, while the Senate urged him to support the motion to oust Schumer. He said Bekera managed a $ 1 billion budget with more than 4,000 employees.
“This is the job of someone who really knows how to run a state mammoth agency,” said Widen.
Republicans have expressed concern over the registration of Becerra, which supports abortion rights. RS.D. Sen. Thon Thunn said Bekera, as attorney general, “aggressively advocates cross-cutting abortion” and repeatedly involved California in abortion litigation involving other states.
“A number of Biden candidates have qualified as key candidates,” Tune said. Xavier Bekera is not the main candidate. “He is an extremist who has used his offices to push the agenda of aggressive abortion, to target religious freedom and freedom of conscience.”
During his tenure in the House of Representatives, Bekera voted confidently for the abortion rights Democrats. But he was not the leading voice. His problems were immigration, access to health care and education.
Understanding changed after Becquera was appointed Attorney General of California in 2017. The main problems of religious conservatives.
Becerra went to the US Supreme Court to defend California legislation requiring information from abortion crisis centers to lose abortion.