Chris Carney Discusses Infrastructure Challenges and Opportunities for Buttigieg
Chris Carney was interviewed by The Hill for the article “Buttigieg Faces Opportunities and Challenges on Infrastructure.” The article provides an overview of how Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg is “set to be a key figure behind implementing the new infrastructure law,” which could help raise his profile and explores what he may encounter on the road to improving U.S. infrastructure.
Commenting on the issue, Chris stated that Buttigieg is “the most prominent outwardly facing member of the administration and he’s handled that position so far with aplomb and has done a great service to the Biden administration.”
Discussing how implementing the infrastructure law will give Buttigieg an opportunity to heighten his profile and strengthen the goals of the administration, Chris said, “I think Secretary Buttigieg will appear in a lot of swing states, touting the benefits of the infrastructure bill but also probably poke at those Republicans in the swing states that voted against it.”
He closed by adding, “The infrastructure bill implementation will bring [Buttigieg] all over the country. His name recognition is high now, it will be even higher by the time the summer is over. It’s also not divisive politically.”