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Buttigieg testifies to be Biden’s Transportation secretary


Pete Buttigieg, President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Transportation Department, told a Senate panel at his confirmation hearing Thursday that he will work to make sure transportation systems are safe during the pandemic.

“We must ensure all of our transportation systems — from aviation to public transit, to our railways, roads, ports, waterways, and pipelines — are managed safely during this critical period, as we work to defeat the virus,” he said in prepared remarks ahead of the hearing.

During the hearing, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation pressed Buttigieg on reforms to the Federal Aviation Administration, which came under fire for outsourcing too…


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