President-elect Joe Biden has picked Xavier Becerra, shown here in a 2018 file photo, as his nominee for health and human services secretary.

SACRAMENTO, CA – MARCH 07: California Attorney General Xavier Becerra speaks during a press conference at the California State Capitol on March 7, 2018 in Sacramento, California. The press conference came in response to an earlier speech by U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions at a nearby hotel and the Justice Department’s decision to sue the State of California over its controversial sanctuary policies for undocumented immigrants. (Photo by Stephen Lam/Getty Images)