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It's official: Janet Yellen is the 78th US Treasury Secretary (and 1st female ever to hold the post). Final vote: 84 to 15 She is Biden's 3rd confirmation (after Defense Sec. + Director of Nat'l Intelligence)

Joe Biden and Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin announced the immediate rescinding of Trump’s ban, meaning new trans recruits, like Paulo Batista, can enlist. “I’m just ecstatic today. I feel like I am walking on clouds,” Batista told The Daily Beast.

“Our armed forces are at their best when they represent the talents of our entire population, regardless of gender identity." – Incoming Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, in support of President Biden reversing ban on transgender people in US military

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Biden’s order comes just days after new Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who has expressed support for reversing the transgender policy, assumed control at the Pentagon.

Flanked by his Defense Secretary and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pres Biden ended the ban on transgender people serving in the military Monday The move will enable “all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform,” Pres. Biden said. Here's @nancycordes 

Flanked by his Defense Secretary and the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Pres. Biden ended the ban on transgender people serving in the military Monday. The move will enable “all qualified Americans to serve their country in uniform,” Pres. Biden said Here's @nancycordes 

I applaud President Biden and our new Secretary of Defense for repealing Trump’s cruel and discriminatory transgender military ban. Now let’s continue working to ensure these courageous service members are supported in all areas of military life.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order, alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, to repeal Donald Trump's ban on transgender people enlisting in the United States military.

The new order, which Biden is expected to sign in the Oval Office during a meeting with Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, overturns a ban ordered by President Donald Trump in a tweet during his first year in office.

President Joe Biden signed an executive order to repeal a ban on most transgender Americans joining the military alongside Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin.

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Senate confirms Lloyd Austin to lead Pentagon in the Biden administration, making him the nation’s first Black defense secretary

Tomorrow morning, President Biden and VP Harris will meet with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mark Milley, WH says. In the afternoon, he’ll sign an executive order on “American manufacturing and American workers.”

Lloyd Austin, recently retired Army general Biden nominated for secretary of defense, says he will “rid our ranks of racists and extremists and commit to a climate where everyone fit and willing to serve” can.

Joe Biden's nominee for Secretary of Defense served on the board of Raytheon, if you're wondering what type of president Joe Biden will be.

SCOOP w @mikeallen  : Acting Defense Secretary Chris Miller ordered a Pentagon-wide halt to cooperation with the transition of President-elect Biden, shocking officials across the Defense Department, senior administration officials tell Axios.

Why did Acting Secretary of Defense halt Biden Pentagon transition?

Biden DoD transition team needs written approval from Kash Patel, the new Acting Defense Secretary's chief of staff - on the job for 3 weeks - or political appointee Tom Muir to speak with anyone at Pentagon, multiple sources tell Fox, an effort to stymie transition, intimidate.

Robert Gates, who served as defense secretary for the Obama administration, stands by his statement that Joe Biden has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy decision.

As Joe Biden attempts to tout his accomplishments on TV today, it's worth remembering that, according to Obama’s former Secretary of Defense Bob Gates, Joe Biden "has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy and national security issue over the past four decades." 🤔🤔🤔

It’s important to remember that JoeBiden’s foreign policy record in the Middle East has been a disaster. As Obama Defense Secretary Bob Gates put it, Biden “has been wrong on nearly every major foreign policy & national security issue over the past 4 decades.”

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