LCV Statement on President-elect Biden Naming Pete Buttigieg Transportation Secretary

Contact: Emily Samsel; 828-713-9647; emily_samsel@lcv.org

Washington, D.C. — In response to the news that President-elect Biden is expected to name Mayor Pete Buttigieg the next Secretary of Transportation, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“We’re thrilled for Pete Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation to a 100% clean energy future and deliver on Biden’s Build Back Better plan. Buttigieg’s experience advocating for clean, place-based transportation at the local level and in his 2020 presidential campaign plans for environmentally-smart infrastructure and disaster resilience and preparedness bodes well for state and local partnerships to reduce pollution. As we transition to a zero-emission future, we fully expect the Department of Transportation to ensure frontline communities and communities of color are front and center at every step.”

“Buttigieg’s historic nomination to be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary builds on President-elect Biden and Vice President-elect Harris’ commitment to staffing the government with a diverse set of leaders more reflective of the makeup of our country.”

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