Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is pointing to former South Bend mayor Pete Buttigieg as an “effective ally” in his environmentally-friendly transportation plans.
Schumer is calling for a “big, bold and green infrastructure bill” as well as what he’s calling his “Clean Cars for America” proposal.
Schumer says he also wants to talk about the Gateway Program in New York, the renovation plan for the Northeast Corridor.
Buttigieg is President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for U.S. Secretary of Transportation. The two were slated for a virtual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 31, but opted to meet privately instead.