Tester secures commitment from Transportation Secretary Nominee Pete Buttigieg to prioritize rural America

  • Date: 01/19/2021

U.S. Senator Jon Tester met Tuesday with Pete Buttigieg, President-elect Joe Biden’s nominee for the top position at the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT), to ensure that he will prioritize rural America, ahead of his confirmation hearing Thursday.

Tester and Buttigieg discussed the importance of rural transportation systems, the critical need for infrastructure investments in rural communities and the importance of keeping low-population states like Montana connected to the national transportation network. Buttigieg also accepted Tester’s invitation to visit Montana.

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