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    Buttigieg will be in charge of building modern and sustainable infrastructure across the United States as part of Biden's "Build Back Better" agenda.

    Watch a live broadcast from Wilmington, Delaware in the US, where President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will formally announce Pete Buttigieg as their Nominee for Secretary of Transportation.

    Buttigieg served as the 32nd mayor of South Bend, Indiana from January 2012 to January 2020. 

    In April 2019, he launched his campaign for the 2020 US presidential election but dropped out of the race a year later and endorsed Joe Biden. 

    Buttigieg will become the first openly gay person to lead a cabinet department in US history. 

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