Tag Archives: Elaine Chao

Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao To Resign Over Riots

USA Today reports: Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao will resign from her position, according to a source with knowledge of the decision. Chao, who is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., is the first Cabinet secretary to resign after pro-Trump rioters stormed the U.S. Capitol Wednesday in an attempt to halt the counting of Electoral College votes. “Yesterday, our …

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Transportation Sec Eyed For “Unfair” $67M Fed Grant

The Independent reports: Kentucky’s largest transportation grant application under the Trump administration benefited from a process that the government’s top watchdog said lacked “the assurance of fairness.” The $67.4 million grant application for Boone County — a rapidly growing suburban district of political importance to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, the husband of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao — was initially …

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Chao Favored McConnell Backers Seeking Grants

Politico reports: In her first 14 months as Transportation secretary, Elaine Chao met with officials from Kentucky, which her husband Mitch McConnell represents in the Senate, vastly more often than those from any other state. In all, 25 percent of Chao’s scheduled meetings with local officials of any state from January 2017 to March 2018 were with Kentuckians, who make …

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House Panel Launches Ethics Probe Of Elaine Chao

The Associated Press reports: The House Oversight Committee says it is investigating whether Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao acted improperly to benefit herself or her family’s shipping company. Two Democratic leaders sent a letter Monday asking Chao to turn over documents related to the New York-based company, Foremost Group. Chao’s father and sisters own the company, which transports material to and …

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Matt Baume Runs Down Trump’s Ten Worst Appointees And What They Could To do LGBT Rights [VIDEO]

From Matt Baume: “Donald Trump’s the most pro-gay Republican president-elect in history, right? Well, no — he’s stacking his administration with people who’ve spent their entire careers going after queer people. Here are the ten most dangerous people Donald’s appointed, the harm that they could do in their new jobs, and what you can do to stop them.”

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Trump Names Former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao, Wife Of Sen. Mitch McConnell, As Transportation Secretary

Talking Points Memo reports: Donald Trump has chosen former Labor Secretary Elaine Chao to lead the Department of Transportation, multiple sources told Politico Tuesday. Chao also served as deputy secretary of transportation under George H.W. Bush. She is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet-level position. According to …

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