2021 Scorecard Vote
The Senate considered President Biden’s nomination of Pete Buttigieg to serve as transportation secretary. The Department of Transportation (DOT) is responsible for ensuring that the nation has a safe and efficient transportation system. The transportation sector is now the largest source of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S., and most of these emissions come from passenger vehicles. Under the secretary’s leadership, comprehensive rulemaking, funding, and other actions can help to reduce emissions and drive us to a zero-emission future. Prior to his nomination, Buttigieg advocated for clean, place-based transportation at the local level. Buttigieg also made history as the first openly gay nominee to serve as a Cabinet secretary. On February 2, the Senate confirmed Buttigieg to be secretary of transportation by a vote of 86-13 (Senate roll call vote 11). YES IS THE PRO-ENVIRONMENT VOTE.