WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito (R-W.Va.), a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee and the Environment and Public Works (EPW) Committees, today issued the below statement after voting to confirm Mayor Pete Buttigieg to serve as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT):

“Today, I cast my vote to confirm Pete Buttigieg as the new Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. In our conversations and during his confirmation hearing, Secretary Buttigieg expressed his willingness to work together to advance important West Virginia priorities like Corridor H and Virgin Hyperloop. I look forward to following up on these conversations and working in a bipartisan fashion to move forward these priorities, as well as working together on crafting and passing a surface transportation bill that meets the needs of West Virginia and our nation.”

Senator Capito questioned Secretary Buttigieg during a recent Commerce hearing last month. Click here to watch her full questioning.

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