With 86 votes to 13, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved 39-year-old Pete Pattick as Secretary of Transportation. Pattickek becomes the first gay minister in the US government.
Pattigek was known to the public when he ran for the Democratic nomination for the 2020 presidential election. After a promising start, he withdrew his candidacy and then rallied behind the winning Joe Biden.
Before taking the shot at America’s highest-ranking political office, Pattigek was mayor of the small town of South Bend, Indiana, for eight years.
Thanks to his appointment, Pattikke became the first gay minister and one of the junior ministers.
The Senate has so far approved five members of President Joe Biden’s government. Earlier, Secretary of State Anthony Blingen, Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Secretary of State Janet Yellen were given the green light by National Intelligence Director Avril Hines. In that capacity he coordinates various U.S. intelligence.
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