Pa.’s Toomey votes against Biden’s pick to run HHS — California AG Xavier Becerra

WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 24: Xavier Becerra, nominee for Secretary of Health and Human Services, testifies at his confirmation hearing before the Senate Finance Committee on Capitol Hill February 24, 2021 in Washington, DC. If confirmed, Becerra would be the first Latino secretary of HHS. He was previously Attorney General of California. (Photo by Michael Reynolds-Pool/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON — A Senate panel divided evenly along party lines Wednesday over the nomination of Xavier Becerra, President Biden’s pick to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.