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Attention, American public: Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx, seen above with his wife and children, has now officially been sworn in as your new Secretary of Transportation. Not that it comes as a surprise, of course, being that Foxx had been nominated by President Obama a few months ago.
Foxx, who is the 17th US Transportation Secretary, inherits the job from Ray LaHood, who announced that he would be stepping down from his post earlier this year. The US Senate voted 100-0 in favor of Foxx’s nomination on June 27th.
“Safety will remain our top priority at [The Department of Transportation],” Foxx said in a statement, adding that he would “work to improve the efficiency and performance of our current transportation system while building the infrastructure we need for future generations.”
Scroll down below for a press release from DOT.