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Infrastructure Week: No longer a punchline

Political Theater, Episode 226

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, here at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2020, is in a position to pursue his wonky infrastructure agenda. How he got to Washington is a story told in the forthcoming “Mayor Pete” documentary.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, here at the U.S. Conference of Mayors in 2020, is in a position to pursue his wonky infrastructure agenda. How he got to Washington is a story told in the forthcoming “Mayor Pete” documentary. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

It’s a good time to be Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. With President Joe Biden about to sign an infrastructure bill into law, Buttigieg is one of its chief salesmen.

CQ Roll Call’s Jessica Wehrman joins the Political Theater podcast to discuss the bill, how Buttigieg is approaching it and what she has learned from covering the former South Bend, Ind., mayor-turned-Cabinet secretary. 

And at the end of the week, the documentary “Mayor Pete” will begin streaming, giving the public a look at his private life and political rise. We speak to director Jesse Moss about his film’s portrayal of Buttigieg.

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