Biden’s Cabinet Talks Big Plans for Offshore Wind Power

Biden’s Cabinet Talks Big Plans for Offshore Wind Power

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Yesterday, National Climate Advisor Gina McCarthy, Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm, Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo, and Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg met with state officials, industry executives, and labor leaders to announce a set of actions to significantly expand offshore wind. The new leasing, funding, and goals will […]

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Secretary Buttigieg Testifies to Congress on Transportation Priorities

Secretary Buttigieg Testifies to Congress on Transportation Priorities

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer On Thursday, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg testified at a House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure hearing, expressing the urgent ~$1 trillion need to invest in America’s roads, bridges, and highways that are crumbling in the face of climate change. During the hearing, Buttigieg fielded questions from Congressional members on emissions policies […]

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Pete Buttigieg Faces Thursday Confirmation Hearing 

Pete Buttigieg Faces Thursday Confirmation Hearing 

by Amy Lupica, ODP Staff Writer Today, former South Bend, Indiana Mayor, Pete Buttigieg, will face a Senate confirmation hearing for his appointment as Secretary of Transportation. If confirmed, Buttigieg will be the first openly gay Cabinet secretary to be confirmed by the Senate.  Not only will Buttigieg be a member of one of the […]

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Pete Buttigieg Tapped as Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pick

Pete Buttigieg Tapped as Biden’s Transportation Secretary Pick

Yesterday President-elect Joe Biden announced former South Bend mayor and 2020 presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg as his nominee for Transportation Secretary. Buttigieg would be one of the youngest cabinet secretaries and the first openly gay person to lead a federal agency. According to the Biden transition, if confirmed, Buttigieg would help move the President’s agenda […]

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