Pete Buttigieg Touts Infrastructure Funding During Budget Hearing

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By Eugene Mulero

April 28, 2022

The country’s top transportation officer called on Senate funding leaders to approve the White House’s fiscal 2023 budget, one he said aims to modernize passenger and freight corridors with the goal of enhancing the economy. During an April 28 hearing before the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg said his department’s budget for the upcoming fiscal year focuses on improving freight access along supply chains. The request also dedicates funds and resources to support infrastructure upgrades designed to withstand severe weather events. For the U.S. Department of Transportation, the White House is calling on congressional funding leaders to approve $142 billion for fiscal 2023.

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