Pete Buttigieg, Staff Would Have To Fly Commercial Under Hill Plan

WASHINGTON, DC - DECEMBER 01: U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg (R) and his husband Chasten Buttigieg arrive for the White House state dinner for French President Emmanuel Macron at the White House on December 1, 2022 in Washington, DC. The official state visit is the first for the Biden administration.  (Photo by Nathan Howard/Getty Images)

At a glance

  • Rep. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., filed a bill Wednesday that would require Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and his staff to fly commercial until a Southwest Airlines debacle and a Federal Aviation Administration computer glitch that caused thousands of flight cancelations Wednesday were fully investigated and resolved.
  • The bill, Commercial Cabins for Cabinet Members, “would require the Secretary of Transportation to only fly commercial, just like every other American, until the FAA reauthorization is completed,” Mace said in a statement announcing the bill. “This should provide enough time to investigate Southwest and the FAA.”

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