Biden picks transgender doctor as assistant health secretary in historic pick

President-elect Joe Biden has nominated Dr. Rachel Levine as assistant health secretary.

If confirmed, she will be the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the Senate.

Biden-Harris transition tweeted “President-elect Biden has nominated Dr. Levine to serve as Assistant HHS Secretary. A deeply experienced public servant and public health expert, she is poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate.”

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