JUST IN: Janet Yellen sworn in as secretary of Treasury by VP Harris, becoming the first woman to hold the position.
Today I swore in @JanetYellen as @USTreasury Secretary. Secretary Yellen is a trailblazer, whose deep commitment to working families will be essential as we confront the urgent economic challenges facing the American people.
We need to ensure our future is made in America – by America’s workers. That’s why @POTUS will sign an Executive Order today to support our manufacturers, businesses, and workers. It’s about creating well-paid, union jobs, and building our economy back better.
This week, @POTUS and I quickly got to work to mount an aggressive and coordinated response to combat COVID-19 and get it under control—including establishing the COVID-19 Health Equity Task Force to ensure our response and vaccine distribution reaches everyone.
Today I met with an inspiring group of small business owners. We know that they have been hit hard in this pandemic. That’s why @POTUS and I are taking immediate action to help small businesses – because they power our economy, and they need relief.
Today, I spoke by phone with @WHO Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. We discussed how the United States will work as a constructive partner to strengthen and reform the WHO—which will be a vital step to controlling COVID-19.
Earlier today, I swore in our first Cabinet member, Avril Haines, after her confirmation by the Senate last night. As the Director of National Intelligence, Director Haines will be dedicated to keeping the American people safe.
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