First Focus on Children sent the following letter to the Chairpersons and Ranking Members of the Senate Finance Committee and Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in support of California Attorney General Xavier Becerra for Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Excerpt from the letter:

As an organization dedicated to improving the health, economic security, child safety and protection, and overall well-being of America’s children, we applaud Attorney General Becerra’s long history of leadership in prioritizing children’s needs, and have recognized him several times as a First Focus Champion for Children for his long-standing work across the full array of these issues. HHS is critical to the well-being of our nation’s children and it is important that the Secretary of HHS be familiar with the full range of HHS programs that impacts children, and we believe Attorney General Becerra will be.

Read the full letter.