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Shuster Statement on the Selection of Elaine Chao to Head the Department of Transportation

Washington, DC, November 29, 2016 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Earlier today, the transition team for President-elect Donald Trump announced the selection of Elaine Chao to head the Department of Transportation in the Trump Administration.  U.S. Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA), Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, released the following statement on the selection:

“From the start, it was my hope that President-elect Trump would select someone to run the Department of Transportation who has a background leading large organizations, knowledge of how Congress and the legislative process work, and the right mixture of public and private experience necessary to oversee a bold agenda to transform America’s transportation and infrastructure systems for the 21st Century.  Elaine Chao embodies these qualities.”

“America faces a number of important challenges when it comes to our transportation networks that will require strong leadership from the executive branch. I am committed to working with Secretary Chao and President Trump to make responsible investments in our infrastructure, streamline transportation improvements, reduce regulatory burdens, encourage private-public partnerships, and encourage innovation to preserve and strengthen America’s economic competitiveness.”