The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will question Pete Buttigieg on Thursday in his confirmation hearing as Secretary of Transportation. If advanced, Buttigieg’s nomination would go to the full Senate for a vote. If confirmed, Buttigieg would be the first Senate-confirmed openly-LGBTQ person in a presidential cabinet position.
The Hill reports: “If he’s confirmed, he’s expected to play a key role in helping to shape Biden’s climate change agenda by working to reduce emissions from the transportation sector. Last month, he called for putting ‘millions of new electric vehicles on America’s roads’ and building “public charging infrastructure powered by clean energy,” in a tweet.”