Senators vetted former South Bend, Ind., Mayor Pete Buttigieg on Thursday, President Biden’s pick to lead the Transportation Department.
Buttigieg, an Army veteran who ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary, would make history as the first openly gay Cabinet member confirmed by the Senate, if he wins approval.
In opening remarks at his confirmation hearing, Buttigieg emphasized the need for safety in the transportation sector amid the pandemic, and highlighted infrastructure as an area where there is “a lot of work to do.”
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Source: the Hill