The progressive assemblyman, the son of civil rights activists, has a history of fighting for criminal justice reform.
The Senate has been much easier on his white nominees.
The country’s first case of the infection was diagnosed almost exactly a year ago.
If confirmed, Becerra will be the first Latino to lead the Department of Health and Human Services.
The major ride-hailing companies plan to appeal the decision, which would obligate them to provide additional benefits to drivers.
The 22-year-old is one of several young Latino men killed by police in California in recent months.
The state is home to the nation's largest public university system.
The sisters of Sean Monterrosa, shot by police in Vallejo, and Erik Salgado, shot by law enforcement in Oakland, want the officers convicted in the June killings.
The ride-hailing companies have refused to reclassify their contract workers as employees with benefits despite the passage of AB5 last year.
The female victim said the 22-year-old male suspect said he had to look inside her bra to make sure she wasn’t hiding anything.