Sec. Pete Buttigieg Speaks On Senate Infrastructure Vote 1

Sec. Pete Buttigieg Speaks On Senate Infrastructure Vote

 

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg responds to Wednesday's Senate vote advancing the Biden-backed bipartisan infrastructure package and discusses the president's expected announcement to require federal workers get the Covid-19 vaccine or submit to testing. "We just saw 17 Republican senators stick their necks out alongside Democrats saying we've got to do this," he tells Stephanie Ruhle.

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Sec. Pete Buttigieg Speaks On Senate Infrastructure Vote

33 comments

  1. Knock knock who’s there
    It’s flu & pneumonia just letting you know we’ll be returning this fall 2021

    1. Pneumonia season is every season. Next time you try to look brilliant, actually know what you’re talking about. Misinformation is not needed these days.

  2. Always articulate Secretary Buttigiege.
    Clearly our infrastructure needs much fixing. Crumbling everywhere. Let’s get this done.

  3. Everyone gets old. Provide apprenticeship training in all these projects to incorporate promotions, ad well, and the future senior citizens are going to need some safety net, too, or else they will be living under the new bridges, later on! Planing, make better plans for the future!!!

    1. I’ve worked in both, but I enjoyed the places where I could learn and do; electrical, mechanical, and administrative all together for my best future.

    1. The words Biden and bipartisanship are incapable of existing together

    2. This isn’t bipartisan. The Republicans refused to play ball at all unless the bill was cut by two thirds. Engineers estimate we need 2.4 trillion dollars to fix our roads and bridges let alone build new ones. And what did the Democrats get? They get to say they debated with the other side when all they did was cut and cut and cut until the could get 17 out of 50 Republicans to talk about it. And the bill will never pass. The Republicans are bad faith negotiators. They’ve proved it repeatedly in the past. Without changing the filibuster, the Democrats will get nothing past. And because the Republicans used the power they had when they had it federally, and continue to in the states, we won’t see a democratic majority anything in any federal or state body. The Republicans have almost completely rigged the game and we let them.

  4. His opening statement is “we just saw 17 Republican s stick their necks out” For what?? The American people?? A better standard of living? Jobs? Roads? Bridges? Internet for people in rural areas? Republicans stuck their necks out?????

    1. Since when don’t we, in rural areas, not have internet?.. I must be posting this magically instead of using the internet..

  5. Is it possible for republican senators feel the need to do something real about infrastructures after 4 years of Trump-donothinginfrastructureweeks

  6. Always so refreshing to watch Pete address substantive issues in such a composed and erudite manner. He’s obviously the smartest kid in the class.

  7. Well done on getting the infrastructure deal. Definitely a big achievement. Now get senate do voting rights and filibuster too.

    1. This is not a good deal. The president originally wanted three trillion dollars. Engineers estimate that it will cost 2.4 trillion dollars to repair all of our bridges roads etc etc that are crumbling at the moment. And because Republicans got their way and got us to chip out 2/3 of the money being spent in the bill they won. They got exactly what they wanted, and the American people are getting short changed. Again. All because everyone wants to be “bipartisan.” How is it bipartisan for one group to demand changes to a bill, offer zero alternatives to whatever they don’t like, and threaten to take their toys and leave if the Democrats don’t cave. This is the Democrats failing miserably once again to use the power that they have to make people’s lives better because they’re too stupid to know they have the power, or how to use it as their opponents did when they were in control. And after 2022, you won’t see a majority democratic anything in any federal or state government. The Republicans used their power when they could, and still are.

  8. USA ANTIQUE INFRASTRUCTURE: “The eyes of history are on this appointment.” – Buttigeig.
    1964 Japan’s first bullet trains were put in service and the the first Beatles album was released.
    1998 China started the construction of 36,000km of high speed railways and high speed trains.
    2021 USA still has NO high speed trains and NO safe overpasses or apartment blocks.

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