Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx breezed through today’s Senate confirmation hearing 100-0 to nab the Transportation Secretary cabinet spot.
Foxx inherits a number of challenges from former DOT Secretary Ray LaHood, most notably selling an upcoming highway funding proposal to members of Congress. The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials congratulated Foxx following his senate confirmation.
“We congratulate Anthony Foxx on his confirmation as U.S. Transportation Secretary and we look forward to continuing the strong partnership that exists between our organizations,” said AASHTO Executive Director Bud Wright. “In his confirmation testimony Mr. Foxx pledged to continue his predecessor’s campaign against distracted driving, look for creative ways to fund the nation’s highway and transit programs, and encourage the use of innovative technologies. AASHTO shares these priorities and we look forward to working with the Secretary as he addresses the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead.”