The 39-year-old former presidential candidate is the youngest U.S. Transportation Secretary.
Buttigieg is tasked with ensuring safety on airlines, trains and other modes of transportation during the Covid-19 crisis in the 55,000-person DOT.
The former South Bend, Indiana, mayor said in his confirmation hearing that said he will focus on infrastructure and transportation safety.
The U.S. Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg as Transportation secretary, handing the former presidential candidate a wide array of challenges — from President Joe Biden’s environmental priorities to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, last week easily won approval from the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, following a largely friendly hearing. He was quizzed on issues related to Covid-19,...| read more ››