Thune Statement on Senate Confirmation of Elaine Chao as Secretary of Transportation

January 31, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Elaine Chao as the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

“Elaine Chao has the experience, ability, and now the bipartisan backing of the Senate to address our nation’s transportation and infrastructure challenges. Her unwavering commitment to public service will be an asset to the Department of Transportation and the new administration. As a new era begins, I look forward to working with her on an agenda to boost innovation and our country’s economic success.”
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