California Attorney General Xavier Becerra has been selected to serve as secretary of Health and Human Services in the Biden administration, a source familiar with transition discussions confirms to NPR.

FILE – In this Oct. 10, 2018, file photo, California Attorney General Xavier Becerra discusses various issues during an interview with The Associated Press, in Sacramento, Calif. President-elect Joe Biden has picked Becerra to be his health secretary, putting a defender of the Affordable Care Act in a leading role to oversee his administration’s coronavirus response. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)