Senator David Perdue Statement Secretary Elaine Chao Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) today issued the following statement on media reports that President-elect Donald J. Trump has selected former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao to head the U.S. Department of Transportation:

“It is no secret that our nation’s transportation infrastructure is in need of repair and I can think of no one better than Secretary Chao to oversee the modernization of our roads, airways, and bridges. Her experience as Secretary of Labor and Deputy Secretary for Department of Transportation have provided her with the knowledge needed to lead this critical agency. Having worked with Secretary Chao, I am confident she will provide President-elect Trump with sound advice on the transportation issues impeding economic growth and mobility in our country. We all share the goal of making our economy competitive again, and I look forward to working with her to seeing this goal through.”