拜登宣布瑞秋·莱文(Rachel Levine)为HHS助理秘书的选择, 将是第一位变性人参议院确认的联邦官员

总统当选人拜登提名博士. 雷切尔·莱文(Rachel Levine)担任助理卫生部长, 她将把历史列为第一, transgender federal official to be confirmed by the United States Senate, according to a statement Tuesday.

Levine is currently the Pennsylvania health secretary and a pediatrics and psychiatry professor at Penn State College of Medicine. She served as the state’s physician general in 2015 and assistant health secretary in 2017. Levine was confirmed as the state’s health secretary in 2018 under Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf’s administration.
Throughout her career, Levine has written about the opioid crisis, LGBTQ medicine, medicinal marijuana, eating disorders and adolescent medicine. She graduated from Harvard College and the Tulane University School of Medicine and completed her training in Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine at the Mt. Sinai Medical Center in New York City.
“博士. Rachel Levine will bring the steady leadership and essential expertise we need to get people through this pandemicno matter their zip code, 种族, 宗教, 性取向, 性别认同, or disabilityand meet the public health needs of our country in this critical moment and beyond,” 拜登在声明中说. “她是一个历史悠久且颇有资历的选择,可以帮助领导我们政府的卫生工作。”
Vice President-elect Kamala Harris praised Levine asa remarkable public servant with the knowledge and experienceto help contain the coronavirus pandemic andprotect and improve the health and well-being of the American people.
Levine joins other Biden administration nominees who would make history if confirmed by the Senate to serve in top roles, including California Attorney General Xavier Becerra who has been tapped to lead the Department of Health and Human Services. Becerra would be the first Latino to lead the department if confirmed by the Senate.
在十二月, 拜登 nominated former South Bend, 印第安那州, Mayor Pete Buttigieg to be his transportation secretary. Buttigieg would be the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary should his nomination make it through the chamber.

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