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READ: Pete Buttigieg opening remarks at confirmation hearing

READ: Pete Buttigieg opening remarks at confirmation hearing
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Pete ButtigiegPete ButtigiegThe Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by ExxonMobil - Senate begins marathon vote-a-rama before .9T COVID-19 relief passage The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Virus relief bill headed for weekend vote Biden turns focus to next priority with infrastructure talks MORE will stress the Transportation Department's role in the economic recovery during opening remarks at his Senate confirmation hearing on Thursday.

President Biden, who was sworn in on Wednesday, selected the former Democratic presidential candidate and South Bend, Ind., mayor as his nominee to lead the agency last month.

Read Buttigieg'sĀ remarks below.

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