The Honorable Xavier_Becerra

The Honorable Xavier Becerra JD

Secretary, Department of Health and Human Services

Becerra is the 25th Secretary of the Department of HHS and the first Latino to hold the office in the history of the US. As Secretary, he will carry out President Biden's vision to build a healthy America, and his work will focus on ensuring that all Americans have health security and access to healthcare. Throughout his career, the Secretary has made it his priority to ensure that Americans have access to the affordable healthcare they need to survive and thrive - from his early days as a legal advocate representing individuals with mental illness, to his role as the Attorney General of the state of California. Becerra served 12 terms in Congress as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was the first Latino to serve as a member of the powerful Committee on Ways and Means, he served as Chairman of his party's caucus, and as the Ranking Member of the Ways and Means Subcommittee on Social Security and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Health.