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A4A Applauds Nomination of Elaine Chao to Serve as DOT Secretary

A4A Applauds Nomination of Elaine Chao to Serve as DOT Secretary

When Chao was secretary of labor through both terms of the George W. Bush administration, she did the honors for Cape May Light in April 2001 at a ceremony on the Potomac in Alexandria, Virginia. She also happens to be married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky.

"Senate Democrats have said that if President-elect Trump is serious about a major infrastructure bill, backed by real dollars and not just tax credits and without cutting other programs like health care and education, that we are ready to work with his administration", Schumer said in a statement. In the coming days, we will all be looking to the Department of Transportation to lead the discussions about the best way to invest in our nation's infrastructure, including our airports and modernizing our air traffic control system.

Prior government service includes director of the Peace Corps, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation and chair of the Federal Maritime Commission. She updated overtime regulations for "white-collar" workers and rules meant to force unions to disclose more details on their financial condition to members.

Chao is "a strong advocate of letting the markets function as they will, not intervening into private sector arrangements", McGarity said. First President-elect Trump has to be inaugurated.

"Big issues await", he said. She met with Trump in New York City last week. Nearly 90 percent of Kentucky's electricity comes from coal, and her ties to the organization were used against McConnell in his Senate race.

Chao came to the United States from Taiwan with her family at age 8.

"Elaine Chao is an outstanding pick to be the next Secretary of Transportation". She graduated from Mount Holyoke College and Harvard Business School. "Having served alongside Elaine in two previous administrations, I believe her wealth of experience will benefit the millions of Americans who depend on safe, affordable and abundant air travel options every day".