President-elect, Donald Trump, Elaine Chao as the Transport Secretary, has been nominated, he announced late on Tuesday.
Chao, a Washington insider, with Trump on Monday, was the first Asian-American woman named to a presidential Cabinet, as George W. Bush, your secretary of labor made in the year 2001.
In his announcement, Trump Chao praised for its “extensive record of strong leadership qualities and her expertise … she has an incredible story and has helped countless Americans in your public service career.”
Chao said that Trump had “outlined to transform a clear vision, our infrastructure, speed up economic growth and productivity, and create well-paying jobs across the country.” She added that she was honored “to be nominated.”
Chao is also Senate majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky married., who said he was “so proud of Elaine, as she continues her successful career in public service.”
Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-NY, who takes over as leader of the Senate Democrats after the retirement of Harry Reid, congratulated Chao before the announcement and noted its “long history of service to our country.”
“Senate Democrats have said that if President-elect Trump is serious about building a big infrastructure bill, supported by real dollars and not just tax credits, and without cutting other programs such as health care and education, we are ready, together with his administration,” Schumer said in a statement. “I hope that Secretary Chao shares the ambitious goal and is ready to work with Democrats to rebuild our crumbling infrastructure and creating millions of good-paying jobs on the way.”
Chao, 63, was the longest open-ended labor Secretary since the second world war. She is the only member of Bush’s original Cabinet to have served two terms of his presidency.
Before serving, work as a Secretary from 2001 to 2009, Chao, the Deputy Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
Chao immigrated to the United States from Taiwan in 1961, at the age of 8. Chao’s father worked three jobs a day, before you magnate to, finally, a shipping.
After leaving the Bush administration, Chao a Fox News post and a fellow at the Heritage Foundation.