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Rachel Levine makes history as first openly transgender official confirmed by Senate

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Dr. Levine has been confirmed to be assistant secretary of health at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in a 52-48 vote.

All Democratic senators voted in favour of Dr. Levine as well as Republican senators Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski. Dr Levine’s history and understanding of healthcare will be key to her new government role and was a vital aspect of her favorability for the HHS position.

A previous top state health official, specifically as Pennsylvania’s physician general from 2015 to 2017 and, later, as secretary of health from 2018 to 2021, Dr.

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