On Wednesday, the USA Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, in a 21-Three vote, accredited the nomination of former South Bend, Indiana Mayor Pete Buttigieg as Secretary of Transportation. Buttigieg’s nomination now goes to the complete Senate for approval. Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Washington), the highest-ranking Democratic member on the committee, in Wednesday’s government session mentioned she hoped “her nomination would transfer rapidly within the Senate” so she might work on transportation points within the subsequent Covid-19. assist package deal. Cantwell additionally mentioned he would ask Buttigieg and President Joe Biden to assist prioritize transportation infrastructure staff for vaccinations.