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Xavier Becerra
HHS Xavier Becerra.jpg
25th United States Secretary of Health and Human Services
Assumed office
March 19, 2021
PresidentJoe Biden
DeputyAndrea Palm
Preceded byAlex Azar
33rd Attorney General of California
In office
January 24, 2017 – March 18, 2021
GovernorJerry Brown
Gavin Newsom
Preceded byKamala Harris
Succeeded byRob Bonta
Member of the
U.S. House of Representatives
from California
In office
January 3, 1993 – January 24, 2017
Preceded byEdward Roybal (Redistricting)
Succeeded byJimmy Gomez
Constituency30th district (1993–2003)
31st district (2003–2013)
34th district (2013–2017)
Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 2013 – January 3, 2017
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byJohn Larson
Succeeded byJoe Crowley
Vice Chair of the House Democratic Caucus
In office
January 3, 2009 – January 3, 2013
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byJohn Larson
Succeeded byJoe Crowley
House Democratic Assistant to the Leader
In office
January 3, 2007 – January 3, 2009
LeaderNancy Pelosi
Preceded byJohn Spratt
Succeeded byChris Van Hollen
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 59th district
In office
1990–1992
Preceded byCharles Calderon
Succeeded byDick Mountjoy
Personal details
Born (1958-01-26) January 26, 1958 (age 63)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)Carolina Reyes
Children3
EducationStanford University (BA, JD)
WebsiteGovernment website

Xavier Becerra (/hɑːviˈɛər bˈsɛrə/ hah-vee-AIR; born January 26, 1958) is an American politician. Becerra is the 25th and current United States Secretary of Health and Human Services since 2021 during the Joe Biden administration. He was the Attorney General of California from 2017 until 2021.

He previously served in the United States House of Representatives for CA's 34th congressional district. He had represented Downtown Los Angeles in Congress from 1993 to 2017. Becerra, a member of the Democratic Party, was Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus.

He was chosen to become Attorney General of California after Kamala Harris was elected to the United States Senate. He is the first Latino to serve as Attorney General of California.

On December 6, 2020 then President-elect Joe Biden nominated Becerra to be the United States Secretary of Health and Human Services.[1] His nomination was confirmed by the United States Senate on March 18, 2021 with a narrow 50-49 vote.[2]

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