Chao Confirmed as Transportation Secretary

Elaine Chao

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Senate overwhelmingly confirmed Elaine Chao, President Trump’s choice for secretary of transportation, by a vote of 93 to 6 on Tuesday.

Unlike some of Trump’s other appointees, Chao did not face tough questioning during her appearance before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which voted unanimously last week in favor of her nomination. Most senators are familiar with her as President George W. Bush’s secretary of labor and the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky.

The Department of Transportation includes the Federal Aviation Administration. During her confirmation h