HHS Secretary Defends Biden’s Budget Before Two Senate Panels

Appearing before supportive Democrats and skeptical Republicans, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Becerra defended President Joe Biden’s budget in front of Senate Appropriations and Finance panels on March 22.
Biden’s HHS budget plan has been widely discussed since the White House announced a strategy to extend Medicare’s solvency beyond 2050 by raising the Medicare tax rate from 3.8 percent to 5 percent on people whose incomes exceed $400,000 per year, including capital gains and salaries.
On the two-year anniversary of Becerra starting his tenure as HHS Secretary, he testified before the Senate Finance Committee in the morning and then the Senate Labor HHS Appropriations Subcommittee in the afternoon…. Source

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