US Transportation Secretary Chao Sworn In

Elaine Chao was sworn in by US Vice President Mike Pence on January 31. Chao is the wife of Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position. She also served as the 24th U.S. Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009. Chao will be a key player in President Donald Trump's Cabinet if his administration pushes ... [+]

Infrastructure, Innovation Top Thune Discussion with Designated Secretary of Transportation Nominee Elaine Chao

U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement following a meeting with President-elect Donald Trump’s designated nominee for Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao. “Having previously served in the cabinet, Secretary Chao’s experience in the executive branch will be an asset ... [+]

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