Former South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg is now U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg.
The final vote Wednesday was 86-13, with both of Indiana’s Republican Senators Todd Young and Mike Braun voting yes. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell was also among the GOP members voting in favor of the appointment.
Buttigieg is the 19th Transportation Secretary and the fifth member of President Biden’s Cabinet to be confirmed. He’s the first openly gay Cabinet member to be confirmed by the Senate, and the first millennial.
I’m honored and humbled by today’s vote in the Senate—and ready to get to work @USDOT.
— Pete Buttigieg (@PeteButtigieg) February 2, 2021