Former Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao has been chosen by President-elect Donald Trump to run the Department of Transportation under his watch.
The Trump transition team made the announcement Nov. 29. If confirmed by the Senate, Chao would succeed Anthony Foxx.
As DOT chief, Chao would be the point person driving the next administration’s massive goals for infrastructure funding and myriad regulations. Trump has pledged to deliver legislation to Congress during his first 100 days in office that would aim to invest $1 trillion in infrastructure over 10 years by providing $137 billion in tax credits to companies. Trump’s plan would need congressional approval.
On the regulatory front, Trump is expected to roll back rules pertaining to commercial drivers’ work schedules