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LCV Statement Congratulating Secretary Pete Buttigieg

Feb 2, 2021

Contact: Courtnee Connon, 727-744-4163,

Washington D.C. — In anticipation of today’s Senate vote finalizing the historic confirmation of Pete Buttigieg for Secretary of Transportation making him the first openly gay Cabinet secretary, the League of Conservation Voters (LCV) issued the following statement from Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Tiernan Sittenfeld:

“Congratulations to Pete Buttigieg on his historic confirmation! We’re thrilled for Secretary Buttigieg to lead the Department of Transportation toward 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 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.”

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