DNC LGBTQ Caucus Chair Earl Fowlkes released the following statement on the historic nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine as Assistant Secretary for Health:
“For the LGBTQ community and its allies who have long fought for the promise of true equality and representation, today is a day to celebrate as we mark the historic nomination of Dr. Rachel Levine to serve as Assistant Secretary for Health at the United States Department of Health and Human Services. She would be the first openly transgender Senate-confirmed federal official in our nation’s history. Currently serving as the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Levine brings with her a wealth of experience and exemplary record of leadership as she spearheads the state’s efforts to reign in the COVID-19 pandemic. The LGBTQ community is proud that the Biden administration has chosen Dr. Levine to play such a critical role at such an important time for our country.”
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