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Senate Approves Chao to Run Transportation Department

Senate Approves Chao to Run Transportation Department

 (AP/Carolyn Kaster)

Tuesday, 31 January 2017 01:20 PM EST

The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the U.S. Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety.

Chao, a former U.S. Labor secretary and deputy transportation secretary, will face key decisions on how to regulate the growing use of drones and automakers' plans to offer self-driving cars.

She will be a key player in the Trump administration's plans to win approval for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal over 10 years. The department has a $75 billion annual budget and around 60,000 employees and includes the Federal Aviation Administration, which handles air traffic control. 

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The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the U.S.Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao, a former U.S. Labor secretary and deputy transportation secretary, will face key decisions...
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