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U.S. Transportation nominee Chao hits no roadblocks in confirmation hearing

January 11
19:37 2017

Elaine Chao testifies before a Senate Commerce Science and Transportation Committee confirmation hearing on her nomination to be transportation secretary on Capitol Hill in WashingtonBy Diane Bartz WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Donald Trump's choice to run the U.S. Transportation Department, Elaine Chao, defended the president-elect's $1 trillion infrastructure plan as a "bold vision" on Wednesday in an overwhelmingly friendly Senate confirmation hearing. While there is criticism of Chao, in particular on environmental issues, there is no significant opposition to her nomination and she is expected to be confirmed. The top-ranking Democrat on the committee, Florida's Bill Nelson, noted his wife's friendship with Chao.

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