Latest Pete Buttigieg News

Guest lineups for the Sunday news shows

Oct. 15, 2021 19:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — ABC’s “This Week” — Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; Diane Swonk, chief economist at Grant Thornton. __ NBC’s “Meet the Press” — Transportation Secretary Pete...

Suit dismissed in South Bend officer's shooting of Black man

Oct. 01, 2021 11:00 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A federal judge has dismissed a wrongful death lawsuit filed by the family of a Black man who was fatally shot by a white South Bend police officer in a killing that snarled then-Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign. The family of Eric...

Biden's plan: 'Too big to fail' can be too big to describe

Sep. 29, 2021 11:34 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s plan for a massive expansion of social programs is being framed by supporters as such a high-stakes endeavor that it’s “too big to fail.” It also may be too big to describe. That’s a particular challenge as the White...

US investigating airlines over slow refunds during pandemic

Sep. 10, 2021 14:07 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Transportation Department is detailing efforts it says it is making to help airline customers who were wrongfully denied refunds after flights were canceled or changed during the pandemic. The department says in a new report that it investigated 20...

It's a girl, and a boy: Buttigieg celebrates 2 babies

Sep. 04, 2021 15:36 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his husband, Chasten, are celebrating the arrival of not one — but two — bundles of joy. The first openly gay person to be confirmed by the Senate for a Cabinet position had shared last month that the...

Transportation Sec. Buttigieg says he, husband are parents

Aug. 17, 2021 15:26 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg has announced that he and husband Chasten have become parents. Buttigieg, the first openly gay Cabinet secretary confirmed by the Senate, posted the news Tuesday on his personal Twitter account. ...

James Hormel, first openly gay U.S. ambassador, dies at 88

Aug. 13, 2021 21:31 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — James Hormel, the first openly gay U.S. ambassador and a philanthropist who funded organizations to fight AIDS and promote human rights, has died. He was 88. Hormel died Friday at a San Francisco hospital with his husband, Michael, at his side and...

Ex-Iowa Democratic leader takes new job in New Hampshire

Aug. 13, 2021 15:30 PM EDT

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Troy Price, who resigned as chairman of the Iowa Democratic Party after a disastrous leadoff caucus in 2020, is taking a new job in the fellow first-in-the-nation state New Hampshire. Price will become executive director of the New Hampshire...

MBTA gets nearly $860M in federal coronavirus relief funds

Aug. 11, 2021 17:13 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority is getting nearly $860 million in federal coronavirus relief funds to help maintain services and jobs as the pandemic drags on, federal transportation officials said Wednesday. The funding for the Boston area...

For Biden and senators, a sense that 'world was watching'

Aug. 11, 2021 12:34 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — When President Joe Biden first announced the framework he'd reached with a bipartisan group of senators for a big infrastructure bill, he said it meant more than building roads and bridges. Agreement, he said two months ago, would send a signal “to...