Joe Biden Appoints Dr. Rachel Levine As His Assistant Health Secretary Making Her The First Openly Transgender Federal Official In U.S. History!

Joe Biden Appoints Dr. Rachel Levine As His Assistant Health Secretary Making Her The First Openly Transgender Federal Official In U.S. History!

Roommates, we are just hours away from President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration ceremony and he is working hard to show that he stands by all people in this country! He has just appointed Dr. Rachel Levine as his assistant health secretary, which positions her to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.

According to NBC 10, Dr. Levine is currently a pediatrician and was appointed to her current position as Pennsylvania Physician General by Gov. Tom Wolf back in 2017. Even back then, she was one of the very few transgender people serving in an elected position nationwide.

“Dr. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people. through the pandemic — no matter their zip code, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability — and meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” Biden said in a statement.”She is a historic and deeply qualified choice to help lead our administration’s health efforts.”

Vice President-elect Kamal Harris called Dr. Levine “a remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experience to help us contain this pandemic, and protect and improve the health and well-being of the American people.”

Dr. Levine will join Joe Biden’s Health and Human Services secretary nominee Xavier Becerra, a Latino politician who served in Congress and as California’s attorney general.

Joe Biden hasn’t officially taken his seat in the White House, but has already made strides to create a more diverse administration for himself and Kamala. As we previously reported, Biden and Harris appointed the country’s very first all-women communications team in White House history shortly after the election.

We know y’all are going to be looking for Biden’s economic relief package and those stimulus checks next, but we can’t wait to see what other historic moves will be made under this administration!

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