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Janet Yellen sworn in as Biden's Treasury Secretary

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Janet Yellen has become the first woman secretary of the Treasury in U.S. history after she received the oath of office from Kamala Harris, the first female vice president in U.S. history. (Jan. 26)

Video Transcript

- Ready, ma'am.

KAMALA HARRIS: OK, raise your right hand. I, Janet Yellen do solemnly swear.

JANET YELLEN: I, Janet Yellen, do solemnly swear.

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,

JANET YELLEN: That I will support and defend the Constitution of the United States,

KAMALA HARRIS: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic,

JANET YELLEN: Against all enemies, foreign and domestic,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same,

JANET YELLEN: That I will bear true faith and allegiance to the same,

KAMALA HARRIS: That I take this obligation freely,

JANET YELLEN: That I take this obligation freely,

KAMALA HARRIS: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,

JANET YELLEN: Without any mental reservation or purpose of evasion,

KAMALA HARRIS: And that I will well and faithfully discharge,

JANET YELLEN: And that I will well and faithfully discharge,

KAMALA HARRIS: The duties of the office upon which I'm about to enter.

JANET YELLEN: The duties of the office upon which I am about to enter.

KAMALA HARRIS: So help me, God.

JANET YELLEN: So help me, God.

KAMALA HARRIS: Congratulations, Madam Secretary. Congratulations.

JANET YELLEN: Thank you very much. Thank you so much.

- OK, we're going to head back to the way we came. Thank you.

KAMALA HARRIS: Congratulations.

JANET YELLEN: Thank you so much.

KAMALA HARRIS: Thank you for all you do.