Press Release

ATA Urges Swift Confirmation of Pete Buttigieg to Serve As Transportation Secretary

Jan 21, 2021

Arlington, Virginia – American Trucking Associations President and CEO Chris Spear issued the following statement after Pete Buttigieg’s nomination hearing before the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation today:

“ATA believes Mr. Buttigieg will make an excellent Transportation Secretary, and we urge the Committee to swiftly report his nomination favorably to the full Senate for consideration.

“Having served as the mayor of a city sitting at the crossroads of America, Mr. Buttigieg has had an up-close and personal look at how our infrastructure problems are impacting Americans—and how important it is to solve them. As he conveyed throughout his testimony today, greater federal investment in infrastructure is critical to enhancing transportation safety and growing our ailing economy. That work begins with securing immediate funding to address our short-term needs over the next decade while we develop new, technology-driven solutions over the long-term, and ATA stands ready to assist the Biden Administration in advancing a robust highway funding bill across the finish line.” 

Yesterday, ATA sent this letter to committee leaders expressing its support for Mr. Buttigieg’s nomination.