Transportation secretary nominee Anthony Foxx clears Senate committee

| June 11, 2013

FoxxCharlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, the nominee to replace outgoing Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood, has been approved by the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, clearing the way for him to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate as a whole.

Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), chair of the Senate commerce committee, announced this week on his site the committee had moved Foxx’s nomination forward and that he is “urging quick and speedy confirmation of [Foxx] by the full Senate,” according to a statement on his website.

Other reports quote Rockefeller as saying Foxx’s nomination was approved unanimously by the committee.

Foxx’s hearings last month with the committee went smoothly, according to reports, and he’s expected to be confirmed without controversy this month.

Senate confirmation is the final part of the nomination process.

  • Jason Haggard

    OK, so I am going to say what everyone wants to, what firsthand knowledge does this person have of the transportation infrastructure and industry in this country outside of the city of Charlotte.

    This seems to be a glaring problem in government today, people with little working real world knowledge of the post they are supposed to be presiding over.

  • burned out tanker yanker

    Lahood didn’t have any knowledge either, just there to do the presidents bidding without concern for the industry as a whole. 37 years of trucking and I don;t think the future is bright. The jobs will be there but the freedom will not.Every aspect of our working lives will be controlled by Washington..

  • Wife of a trucker

    Just another one of Obamas puppets…………

  • rob chandler

    Get ready for more big govt. Thats the obama way.

  • rob chandler

    Is that a relative? IM sure he will do the right thing for all of us. strives to maintain an open forum for reader opinions. Click here to read our comment policy.