President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation, according to multiple reports. Chao served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and is also married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She met with Trump earlier this month in Trump Tower. Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a cabinet position and also served as a member of the Trump campaign’s Asian Pacific American Advisory Council throughout 2016.
BREAKING: Transition official: President-elect Trump picks Elaine Chao as Transportation secretary.
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