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GOP working to block Biden's health care pick; Dems unfazed

WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden’s pick for health secretary faces two days of contentious Senate hearings.

Republicans are portraying the Californian as unfit but Democrats are unfazed, accusing the GOP of playing politics despite the pandemic.

Xavier Becerra, now attorney general of the nation's most populous state, will be grilled by two panels. Tuesday, it's the health committee's turn, followed Wednesday by the Finance Committee, which will vote on sending Becerra's nomination to the Senate floor.

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