As the most reliable and balanced news aggregation service on the internet, DML News App offers the following information published by TheHill.com:
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed Pete Buttigieg to lead the Transportation Department.
Buttigieg is the 19th Transportation secretary and fifth member of President Biden’s Cabinet to be confirmed by the Senate. He is also the first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet member in U.S. history.
The article goes on to state the following:
He is the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., and an Army veteran. He ran against Biden in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary before dropping out of the race and throwing his support to the now-president.
At 39, Buttigieg is set to be the only millennial among Biden’s cabinet members.
The report notes that Buttigieg has voiced support for Biden’s executive order to cancel a permit for the Keystone XL pipeline, and has stated that he would be the second-biggest Amtrak enthusiast in the administration.
According to CBS News reporter Ben Tracy, the former mayor was confirmed in a vote of 86-13.
BREAKING: The Senate confirmed Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation with a vote of 86-13; the former South Bend mayor is the first openly LGBTQ cabinet secretary.
— Ben Tracy (@benstracy) February 2, 2021
The LGBTQ Victory Fund offered their congratulations.
Congratulations, Secretary Buttigieg 🎉 pic.twitter.com/wwNxpoUfbc
— LGBTQ Victory Fund (@VictoryFund) February 2, 2021
Just voted to confirm @PeteButtigieg as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
Pete has been confirmed by the Senate!
Congratulations, Secretary Buttigieg.
— Jon Ossoff (@ossoff) February 2, 2021
Senate confirms Pete Buttigieg as Transportation secretary. He makes history as first openly gay Senate-confirmed Cabinet member in U.S. history. https://t.co/KBGTSPRQVC
— Scott Wong (@scottwongDC) February 2, 2021
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