Posted by on February 2, 2021 7:05 pm
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Former South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg made history Tuesday, becoming the first openly gay man to win Senate confirmation to run a Cabinet department.

The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Pete Buttigieg’s nomination to be transportation secretary by a vote of 86-13.

Buttigieg is at age 39 the youngest member of President Joe Biden’s Cabinet. He is tasked with advancing Biden’s ambitious agenda to rebuild the nation’s infrastructure, fight the climate crisis, and improve efficiency and safety in the transportation network.

Biden has said his infrastructure improvement proposals would include the “second great railroad revolution,” and that he would seek funding “to build more climate-resilient communities to deal with more extreme floods, droughts and

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