The US senate created history this Tuesday. This is the first time in the history of the United States of America, that a member of the LGBTQ community got selected as a Cabinet Secretary, the rough the senate’s confirmation. The US upper house voted Pete Buttigieg to be the transportation secretary of the country.
The confirmation of the LGBTQ member has provided an elevation to the former mayor of the South bend, a city in Indiana. He is also a 2020 presidential candidate from the democratic party. Pete Buttigieg has been elevated to an important position in the federal government of the country.
Pete Buttigieg, The Transportation Secretary
To execute the role and powers of a transportation secretary is a very strategic responsibility. Pete Buttigieg will be under the expectations of playing an important part in one of the pushes that Joe Biden, the president of the USA, initiates. It is the push for a package of the infrastructure that is of a bipartisan nature.
Up until this Monday, only four of the nominees of the Cabinet-level had achieved the required approval and confirmation of the Senate. The total number of nominees of president Joe Biden was 23. The confirmed ones were, the secretary of defense, Lloyd Austin, the secretary of state, Antony Blinken, the director of national intelligence, Avril Haines, and the secretary of the treasury department, Janet Yellen.
Choosing Pete Buttigieg as the transportation secretary was not the only history created by the Senate. They created a new one on the same Tuesday. They made the confirmation of Alejandro Mayorkas as the secretary of Homeland Security. He is the first person from the community of the immigrants as well as that of the Latinos to be selected.