Tag : Transportation Department (US)

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A New Kind of Political Spouse Arrives in Washington

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Although the transportation secretary makes $221,400, according to government salary data released in January, the Buttigiegs’ life as a cabinet family contrasts with some of...
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Elaine Chao’s Mix of Work and Family Drew Early Ethics Scrutiny

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Foremost, the company Mr. Chao ran until 2018 and which is now run by Ms. Chao’s sister, Angela, has received hundreds of millions of dollars...
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Inspector General’s Report Cites Elaine Chao for Misuse of Office

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“Public servants, especially those responsible for leading tens of thousands of other public servants, must know that they serve the public and not their family’s...
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For Buttigieg, ‘Generational’ Transportation Change May Not Be Easy, Experts Say

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WASHINGTON — Now that Pete Buttigieg is secretary of transportation, he faces a challenge: delivering on his promises of infrastructure overhaul. During his Senate confirmation...
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Pete Buttigieg Is Confirmed as Biden’s Transportation Secretary

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“This confirmation breaks through a barrier that has existed for too long; where L.G.B.T.Q. identity served as an impediment to nomination or confirmation at the...
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Buttigieg’s Climate Promises: What Could He Actually Do?

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WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg, President Biden’s choice to lead the Department of Transportation, vowed to make climate change a top priority during his Senate confirmation...
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The Business Rules the Trump Administration Is Racing to Finish

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In the remaining days of his administration, President Trump is rushing to put into effect a raft of new regulations and executive orders that are...
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Buttigieg Recalls Discrimination Against Gay People, as Biden Celebrates Cabinet’s Diversity

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WASHINGTON — Pete Buttigieg was a teenager, not yet openly gay, and had dreams of being an airline pilot when he watched Republicans in the...