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Buttigieg Confirmation Hearing Held in Senate

January 21, 2021

Final Vote on Nomination Expected in Coming Weeks

On January 21, the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee held a hearing to evaluate the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. During the hearing, Buttigieg affirmed his commitment to the Biden Administration’s plans to prioritize rebuilding our nation’s infrastructure, stating, “We have a lot of work to do to improve infrastructure in this country… now is the time and I believe we have a chance to deliver for the American people.” Buttigieg went on to state that “all options are on the table” in terms of financing a large infrastructure investment. Ahead of the hearing, AGC stated its support for Buttigieg’s confirmation and called on the committee to expeditiously advance his nomination. Pending an expected positive approval by the committee, Buttigieg’s nomination will advance to the full Senate for a final vote in the coming weeks. Once confirmed, AGC looks forward to working with Mr. Buttigieg to address the vital needs of our nation’s infrastructure.

For more information, contact Cory Gattie at cory.gattie@agc.org.

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