Wednesday, 03 February 2021 17:43

Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

Written by Oriana Gonzalez, AXIOS

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The Senate on Feb. 3 voted 86-13 to confirm Pete Buttigieg as secretary of transportation.

The former South Bend, IN, mayor is the first openly gay man to be confirmed as a Cabinet member. At 39, he is also the youngest person to head the department.


The Department of Transportation will play an important role in President Joe Biden’s plans to fight climate change and revitalize the country's infrastructure as part of his "Build Back Better" agenda.


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