WASHINGTON, D.C.— Consumer Energy Alliance (CEA), the leading voice for sensible energy and environmental policies for families and businesses, issued the following statement today following the confirmation of President Biden’s nominee, Pete Buttigieg, to serve as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
“We congratulate Secretary Buttigieg on his confirmation. As the former South Bend, Indiana, mayor and former presidential candidate, he will be a good leader to focus on infrastructure and transportation safety at the agency,” CEA President David Holt said.
“The Secretary of Transportation plays a critically important role in ensuring the safety and reliability of our transportation systems. With the transportation sector serving as the largest energy-consuming segment in the U.S., we look forward to working closely with Secretary Buttigieg to develop America’s environmentally sustainable energy and transportation future, while also balancing the impact of energy costs on America’s families, farmers, truckers and small businesses.”