A Hint at How Transportation Secretary-designate Chao Will Lead
The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee has posted the completed questionnaire from Transportation Secretary Designate Elaine Chao. The Committee posts the non-confidential portion of these informational forms to increase transparency in their confirmation process. It includes Chao’s personnel information as well as a detailed professional history with employers, association memberships, awards, and speaking engagements. The questionnaire also asks nominees to list political contributions. Chao listed enforcing safety measures, promoting equity between urban and rural areas, addressing planning, and permitting bottlenecks as some of her priorities in the questionnaire.