Democratic U.S. Senator Manchin to vote for Becerra to be health secretary

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Democratic U.S. Senator Joe Manchin plans to vote for Xavier Becerra to serve as President Joe Biden's secretary of Health and Human Services, according to a...
By Pete Schroeder

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - statement issued on Thursday.

The support from Manchin, a moderate Democrat from West Virginia, is critical because Becerra, currently California's attorney general, would need all 48 Democrats and the two independents in the Senate who caucus with them to vote in favor of his confirmation if Republicans unite in opposition.

"While Attorney General Xavier Becerra and I have very different records ... he has affirmed to me his dedication to working with Members…
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