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United States Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg made history this week when he was sworn in by Vice-President Kamala Harris. He became the first openly gay man confirmed by the United States Senate to a cabinet-level role. In a wide-ranging interview with The Points Guy, Buttigieg said not only can we expect a major infrastructure push, but changes in transportation policies have already begun: “The broader vision

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Buttigieg Prioritizes Transportation Worker, Public Safety


Written by


Marybeth Luczak
, Executive Editor

In a Feb. 5 meeting with public transportation leaders and frontline employees, Secretary Buttigieg addressed the importance of the recently announced federal mask requirements to mitigate the risk of COVID-19 and promote safety.

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg thanked transportation workers and highlighted the Biden Administration’s support of them during a meeting with Amtrak and local transit agency leaders and employees on Feb. 5.

The meeting

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Newly minted Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg wants US to lead world in high-speed rail

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg says the U.S. needs to “take things to the next level” and become a world leader in high-speed rail transportation. 

“As you know, the president is a big believer in passenger rail,” Buttigieg said during an interview on MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” on Thursday. 


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“We’ve been asked to settle for less in this country, and I just don’t know why people in other countries ought to have better train service and more investment in high-speed

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News Wrap: Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

Judy Woodruff:

We will take a closer look at the story after the news summary.

The U.S. State Department now says what happened in Myanmar on Sunday was indeed a military coup. That finding today triggers a review of U.S. aid to the former Burma. Meanwhile, Aung San Suu Kyi, Myanmar’s ousted civilian leader, remains under detention.

Back in this country, two FBI agents were killed and three wounded in South Florida, today, in one of the deadliest days in FBI history. They were trying to serve a warrant involving violence against children. The suspected gunman died after a standoff

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WATCH: Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary, the first openly gay person to take a Cabinet post, tasked with advancing President Joe Biden’s ambitious agenda of rebuilding the nation’s infrastructure and fighting climate change.

Watch the vote in the video player above.

Buttigieg, a 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, and Biden’s one-time rival during the Democratic presidential primaries, was approved on a 86-13 vote.

Praised by Biden as bringing a “new voice” to the administration, Buttigieg takes over a Transportation Department with 55,000 employees and a budget of tens of billions dollars.

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Senate confirms Buttigieg as Transportation Secretary

By Clare Foran and Ted Barrett | CNN

The Senate voted to confirm Pete Buttigieg as transportation secretary on Tuesday, making him the first Senate-confirmed LGBTQ Cabinet secretary.

Buttigieg’s confirmation elevates the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate to a top post in the federal government.

The choice vaults a candidate President Joe Biden spoke glowingly of after the primary into a top job in his incoming administration and could earn Buttigieg what many Democrats believe is needed experience should he run for president again.

The role of transportation secretary is expected to play a central

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