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Oct 25, 2021 7:52 AM CDT
Twitter Suspends Lawmaker's Account Over Trans Tweet
Rep. Jim Banks misgendered the assistant health secretary
Twitter has suspended the account of GOP congressman Jim Banks of Indiana after a controversial tweet about a trans government official . Banks deliberately referred to Assistant Secretary of Health Rachel Levine, who identifies as a woman, as a "man." As a result, Twitter on Saturday yanked his...
Mar 25, 2021 12:39 AM CDT
Senate Makes a Historic Confirmation
Rachel Levine is first transgender official confirmed, will be assistant secretary of health
- Voting mostly along party lines, the US Senate has confirmed former Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be the nation’s assistant secretary of health. She is the first openly transgender federal official to win Senate confirmation. The final vote Wednesday was 52-48. Republican Sens. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska and...
Biden's Pick for Big
HHS Role a Historic First
Jan 19, 2021 9:20 AM CST
Biden's Pick for Big HHS Role a Historic First
Rachel Levine may be first openly transgender federal official to get confirmed by Senate
- Xavier Becerra has a new No. 2 at Health and Human Services. The AP reports that President-elect Joe Biden has picked Dr. Rachel Levine, Pennsylvania's current health secretary, to serve as his assistant health secretary under Becerra, who has been nominated by Biden to be the nation's top...
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