Xavier Becerra please seat a new IACC quickly

7 Dec

Xavier Becerra, the news is reporting that you will be nominated to be the new head of the Department of Health and Human Services. Congratulations. You will have a lot to do when you get started. One of those tasks is to seat a new Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee.

Please do this quickly. Please.

The IACC serves a very important mission, and we really could have used them this year to address the unique challenges of the pandemic. Not having an IACC in place hurts our communities, our people.

The law reinstating the IACC was signed on Sept. 30, 2019. Over a year ago. Nominations for members was held between November 19, 2019 and February 21, 2020. So HHS has had those nominations for over 9 months. I’m sure your staff can put the names of good candidates in front of you on day one. This should be an easy task to get done, do it quickly. Please.


By Matt Carey

One Response to “Xavier Becerra please seat a new IACC quickly”

  1. Dorit Rubinstein Reiss December 8, 2020 at 21:07 #

    I am not sure Becerra is a great pick for HHS. In the middle of a pandemic, it would have been valuable to have someone who has experience with public health and/or the department and can hit the ground running – and he doesn’t.

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