U.S. committee votes to advance Biden Transportation nominee

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Pete Buttigieg, U.S. secretary of transportation nominee for U.S. President Joe Biden, speaks during a Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing in Washington, DC, U.S.

The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday voted 21-3 to approve President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the U.S. Transportation Department, setting up a potential final vote by the full Senate as early as this week.

Pete Buttigieg, the former mayor of South Bend, Indiana, also ran for the 2020 Democratic nomination for president against Biden.

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