BY: DAVID SHEPHERD, NEWS DIRECTOR
WASHINGTON -- Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg has been confirmed to become President Joe Biden's Secretary of Transportation.
The Senate confirmed Buttigieg on Tuesday by an 86-13 vote.
Jasper businessman and U.S. Senator Mike Braun voted yes. So did Sen. Todd Young.
Sen. Braun issued the following statement Tuesday....
“Today I voted to confirm fellow Hoosier Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation following conversations with him where he committed to finding bipartisan solutions to confront the transportation and infrastructure challenges facing our country and acknowledged that funding infrastructure with more debt is not sustainable. As the former CEO of a transportation and logistics company headquartered in Jasper, I know firsthand that Indiana is the Crossroads of America and a hub for auto manufacturing, and Hoosiers need robust and sustainable assistance from the federal government to maintain and expand our transportation infrastructure.”