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Senate Moves Forward on Cabinet Confirmations as Biden Revokes More Trump Orders

HeadlineJan 25, 2021

In other news from Washington, D.C., President Biden has rescinded Trump’s order banning federal agencies and recipients of federal funding from conducting diversity training. He is expected to lift Trump’s ban on transgender people serving in the military today.

In Cabinet news, Lloyd Austin was confirmed 93 to 2 by the Senate Friday, becoming the first Black defense secretary. He’s a retired Army general and board member with weapons maker Raytheon. Janet Yellen is expected to be confirmed as treasury secretary today.

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