Nomination Hearing - Elaine Chao

January 11, 2017


U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nomination hearing for The Honorable Elaine Chao, President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Department of Transportation designee, at 10:15 a.m. on Wednesday, January 11, 2017.
Sen. Thune released a statement upon the naming of Chao as Secretary of Transportation designee on November 29, 2016, and following their in-person meeting to discuss infrastructure and innovation on December 6, 2016.
Secretary Chao’s nomination questionnaire is available here.

The Honorable Elaine L. Chao, to be Secretary of the Department of Transportation
Hearing Details:
Wednesday, January 11, 2017
10:15 a.m.
Full committee nomination hearing
This hearing will take place in Senate Dirksen Office Building, G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

NOTE: Location changed from SR-253 to SD-G50.


Majority Statement

  • Chairman John Thune

Minority Statement

  • Bill Nelson

Witness Panel 1