Trump pegs former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to run DOT

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Updated Nov 30, 2016
Elaine Chao, left, walks with former President George W. Bush during her time as Secretary of Labor, a post she held from 2001-2009. (Photo courtesy of Chao’s Flickr account.)Elaine Chao, left, walks with former President George W. Bush during her time as Secretary of Labor, a post she held from 2001-2009. (Photo courtesy of Chao’s Flickr account.)

President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Elaine Chao to be his Secretary of Transportation, the head of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Chao served as President George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor for the entirety of Bush’s presidency. She’s also the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

The American Trucking Associations applauded the appointment.

Several major media outlets have reported Chao is a good fit to oversee Trump’s push for major infrastructure investments.