NATA has learned that on Friday, Dec. 19, Congressman Ray LaHood will be nominated by President-elect Obama as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
LaHood, a Republican Member of the U.S. House of Representatives who announced his retirement from Congress last year, will become the second Republican to join the President-elect’s Cabinet. LaHood, elected in 1994, has been a leading advocate for improving the state of Illinois’ transportation infrastructure, including being a "proponent for improving local airports through securing funds for new construction and expansion, while also working with officials to increase air service."
A complete biography on Congressman LaHood can be viewed by clicking here.
â€¦ gets high marks from industry groups. But then, it is rare when industry lobbying groups blast a nominee with whom they will have to deal on future policy decisions. The retiring Republican...
Bolen calls LaHood a veteran public servant who is recognized for his bipartisanship and thorough understanding of transportation policy.
The Senate recessed on Tuesday until September, erasing any possibility for quickly resolving the issue. The House left Monday night.
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