31 Jan '17, 7pm

Elaine L. Chao confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

Elaine L. Chao confirmed as new Secretary of Transportation

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Elaine Chao was officially confirmed as the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation on Tuesday, The Washington Post reports. Chao, who made her way through the confirmation process multiple times for other cabinet positions without a dissenting vote on the Senate floor, was confirmed by a 93 to six vote, with several prominent Democrats, including Sen. Charles E. Schumer and Sen. Elizabeth Warren, among those voting against her. For the full story, click here . RELATED: Chao cruises through hearing, offers few solutions APTA’s Chair Doran J. Barnes and Acting President/CEO Richard A. White released the following statement: "On behalf of the more than 1,500 members of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), we congratulate Elaine Chao on her Senate confirmation today as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. She is an experienced federal leader...

Full article: http://www.metro-magazine.com/government-issues/news/7198...

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