Secretary of Transportation – Pete Buttigieg

The position: Advises on transportation policy. Oversees regulators for aviation, highways, railways, pipelines and others.

The nominee: Pete Buttigieg was the mayor of South Bend, Ind., from 2012 to 2020. He ran in the 2020 Democratic primaries and endorsed Biden after withdrawing in March. Buttigieg was an intelligence officer in the U.S. Navy Reserve and was deployed to Afghanistan in 2014. Buttigieg would be the first openly LGBTQ person in U.S. history to have a permanent Cabinet role.

Status: Confirmed