By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Dr. Rachel Levine was confirmed by the Senate to serve as Biden's assistant secretary of health, making history as the first openly transgender person to be confirmed by the Senate and the highest ranking... Read More.
By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Thursday voted to confirm Xavier Becerra as secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services despite nearly unanimous opposition from Republicans, who have tried to brand him as a radical... Read More.
By BEN GITTLESON, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President Joe Biden said in an exclusive interview with ABC News' George Stephanopoulos on Tuesday that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo should resign if an investigation confirms claims he committed sexual harassment."I... Read More.
By ALLISON PECORIN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- The Senate on Monday confirmed Rep. Deb Haaland as interior secretary, making her the first Native American in U.S. history to serve in a president's Cabinet. Haaland, elected to the House of Representatives in 2018,... Read More.
BY: ALEXANDER MALLIN, LUKE BARR, AND ALLISON PECORIN, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — Merrick Garland, President Joe Biden's nominee for attorney general was confirmed Wednesday by the U.S. Senate. His confirmation comes nearly five years to the day since he was nominated by President Barack... Read More.
BY: SOPHIE TATUM, ABC NEWS (WASHINGTON) — The Senate Monday evening voted 64-33 to confirm Miguel Cardona to lead the U.S. Education Department as schools across the country attempt to return to safe, in-person instruction -- something the Biden administration has prioritized as... Read More.
By LIBBY CATHEY, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Former 2020 presidential candidate and South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg has made history as the first openly gay Cabinet member in U.S. history to be confirmed by the Senate.At age 39,... Read More.
By CONOR FINNEGAN, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- Antony Blinken, a longtime aide to Joe Biden and former deputy Secretary of State, has been confirmed by the Senate to be America's next top diplomat.Blinken, confirmed on Tuesday 78-22, takes over... Read More.
By ROSA SANCHEZ, ERIN SCHUMAKER, IVAN PEREIRA and EMILY SHAPIRO, ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A pandemic of the novel coronavirus has now infected more than 82.2 million people worldwide and killed over 1.7 million of them, according to real-time data... Read More.
By MOLLY NAGLE and JUSTIN GOMEZ, ABC News(WASHINGTON) -- President-elect Joe Biden is expected to name former 2020 rival and South Bend Mayor, Pete Buttigieg to head the Department of Transportation, sources familiar with the transition told ABC News Tuesday.
Pearl Jam and The Smashing Pumpkins will serve as headliners for the 2021 Sea.Hear.Now Festival, which is set to take place September 18-19 in Asbury Park, New Jersey, after this year's edition of the extravaganza was postponed because of the... Read More.
Metallica had been scheduled as one of the headliners for the Afershock 2020 festival in October, but that event has now been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. There's some good news, however, as organizers have confirmed that the heavy-metal legends will... Read More.