The Senate has voted former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. Levine is the first openly transgender federal official to win a Senate confirmation.
The vote was largely along party lines 52-48.
Speaking of the appointment, the President said, Levine “will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or disability,”
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