April 10, 2021
General News

Senate panel deadlocks on advancing Biden’s pick for health secretary – POLITICO

The Senate’s ongoing work on Biden’s $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill and a pile-up of other nominees awaiting confirmation complicates the timeline for Becerra particularly if Vice President Kamala Harris needs to be on hand to break a tie.
A senior Senate GOP aide said the deadlocked committee vote amounted to a victory, because Finance Republicans Bill Cassidy and Chuck Grassley usually are inclined to give deference to presidential nominees.
Still, barring any unexpected Democratic defections,…

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