December 15, 2020

Brown Statement On The Selection Of Pete Buttigieg To Be Secretary of the Department of Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) – ranking member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, which has jurisdiction over public transportation, released a statement after President-Elect Biden announced the nomination of Pete Buttigieg to be Secretary of the Department of Transportation. If confirmed, Buttigieg would be the first LGBTQ Cabinet secretary in our nation’s history:

“Pete Buttigieg is more than ready to finally address our nation’s infrastructure crisis. I look forward to working with him to pass a major infrastructure package and transit reauthorization next Congress so we can ensure that our infrastructure and public transportation systems will be sustainable and equitable for generations to come.”