February 22, 2021 | FAH Policy Blog Team
WASHINGTON - FAH President and CEO Chip Kahn sent a letter to Senate Committee leaders in support of the nomination and confirmation of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra to serve as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
The letter expresses FAH’s firm support of the Secretary-designate’s swift confirmation.
Kahn wrote in the letter, “throughout his distinguished career in government at both the federal and state level, Secretary-designate Becerra has demonstrated his capability to lead HHS at one of the most pivotal and challenging moments in our nation’s history. Having the pleasure of knowing him for more than twenty years, I am confident that Secretary-designate Becerra’s proven leadership, experience and expertise will successfully guide him as the nation seeks to defeat COVID-19.”
Kahn continues, saying “Secretary-designate Becerra is, first and foremost, a champion for patients. A seasoned public servant, his lifelong commitment and dedication to public health will help him confront the many challenges that face us, from achieving health equity to reducing the cost of prescription drugs to reinforcing access to care in rural and underserved communities. He is highly qualified, time-tested, and will be ready on day 1.”
The letter was sent to Senate Finance Committee Chair Ron Wyden (D-OR), Ranking Member Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chair Patty Murray (D-WA) and Ranking Member Richard Burr (R-NC).
To view the full letter click here.
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