Milwaukee Alderwoman JoCasta Zamarripa urges Congress to approve Becerra to be Health and Human Services secretary.
The mutation makes the virus about 56% more transmissible, but not more deadly, English researchers found.
A public hearing is scheduled for 11 a.m. Tuesday at the Capitol, less than 24 hours after Republican bill was introduced.
Moderna gained weekend approval to join Pfizer in the effort to vaccinate a state still in a welcome pause after November’s surge.
Gov. Evers’ DHS Secretary wants to issue new capacity limits on businesses, but asks justices to rule on how much she can do without a still-absent Legislature.
Once vaccinated, individuals need to continue taking precautions as it will take several months to distribute the vaccine.
State Supreme Court is already considering a challenge to the previous order. Governor notes the Legislature’s lame duck session of 2018 shows there’s no excuse to stay inactive.