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Industry Groups, Unions Hail Buttigieg Pick for Transportation Secretary

The Hill
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Transportation industry groups and unions were quick to applaud the selection of Pete Buttigieg as President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee to lead the Department of Transportation.

Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Ind., ran in the 2020 Democratic presidential primary and dropped out in March before endorsing Biden. Biden announced on Tuesday he will nominate him for Transportation secretary.

The transportation industry has suffered throughout the coronavirus pandemic due to the lack of travel from state stay-at-home orders and quarantines. Many union leaders have been on the front lines of advocating for relief from the federal government.

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