Transportation Secretary Buttigieg discusses $1.2T infrastructure bill
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg discusses the infrastructure bill, impact of Democrats’ spending bills on inflation, Biden’s approval rating and the future of electric vehicles.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg celebrated the long-stalled bipartisan $1.2 trillion infrastructure bill signed into law on Monday, and pushed back against reports of White House friction involving Vice President Kamala Harris in an appearance on "Cavuto: Coast to Coast."
Buttigieg, who has become a visible advocate for the administration’s top legislative achievement, hailed the infrastructure package as a means to "expand the productive opportunity and capacity of this country" in an interview with FOX Business host Neil Cavuto.
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The 39-year-old former mayor of South Bend came under fire a day earlier for deflecting questions about the bill's impact — and the administration's immediate priorities. On Monday, Buttigieg instead focussed on praising Biden for getting it across the finish line after "more than 30 years of talk and false starts and failed attempts."
"It did take almost three months because of the division within the party," Cavuto interjected, reminding him of the weeks of deadlock caused by "messy" infighting between the party's moderates and progressives.
"Of course it took a few months to frame and pass the legislation delivering the most transformative infrastructure investment of our lifetime," Buttigieg said, "but if you think about that being achieved within the first year on this administration, giving us the next three years of this term to actually go out and deliver…"