AAM Statement: Senate Confirms Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation

Washington, D.C. – The Senate voted on Tuesday to confirm Pete Buttigieg as the next Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg is expected to play a central role in advancing President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, including via strong infrastructure and clean energy investment.  

Alliance for American Manufacturing President Scott Paul said:

“Congratulations to Pete Buttigieg on his historic confirmation as the next Secretary of Transportation. We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg as he works to implement President Biden’s ‘Build Back Better’ plan. 

“During his Senate confirmation hearing, Secretary Buttigieg outlined the importance of investing to rebuild America’s crumbling infrastructure, and critically he said the goal will be to ensure ‘as much as possible… is Made in America.’  

“We hope the secretary will make good on his promise. Building Made in America infrastructure will create good-paying jobs and invest in American companies and communities at a critical time. 

“Our nation has an historic opportunity to transform our transportation systems with American workers and American materials. We look forward to working with Secretary Buttigieg to boost investment and Buy America rules, and ensure that the TIVSA law is strongly enforced.” 

Scott Paul is available for interviews.