WHEN THE JOKE WRITES ITSELF. Biden's pick for assistant health secretary is transgender woman who could make history Tue, January 19, 2021, AM Biden NEWS assistant health secretary Rachel Levine would become the feder confirmed by the U.S. Senate President elect Joe Biden has tapped Pennsylvania Health Secretary Rachel Levine to be his assistant secretary of health, leaving her poised to become the first openly transgender federal official to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate meme