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Elaine L. Chao

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Born: 26 March 1953

The 18th United States Secretary of Transportation, beginning her term in 2017.

Biography

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Elaine Chao page on 4 July 2018, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Elaine Lan Chao is the 18th and current United States Secretary of Transportation. A member of the Republican Party, she was previously a cabinet member in the administration of President George W. Bush.

On November 29, 2016, President-elect Donald Trump nominated Chao to serve as the Secretary of Transportation. She was confirmed by the Senate on January 31, 2017, in a 93–6 vote.

Chao served as the 24th United States Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2009, and as Deputy Secretary of Transportation and Director of the Peace Corps under President George H. W. Bush. Chao served as president of the United Way of America from 1992-1996 and served as a Distinguished Fellow with The Heritage Foundation before and after her service as U.S. Secretary of Labor. Prior to being sworn in as the U.S. Secretary of Transportation on January 31, 2017, she was a Distinguished Fellow with the Hudson Institute.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, to Chinese parents who had left mainland China in 1949, Chao was the first Asian American woman and the first Chinese American in U.S. history to be appointed to a President's Cabinet. Chao is married to U.S. Senator Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, who has been the Senate Majority Leader since January 3, 2015.


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Elaine L. Chao swears in Raymond P. Martinez Subject:  Raymond P. Martinez sworn in as Federal Highway Administrator by Elaine L. Chao
Source:  U.S. Department of Transportation
Date:  1 March 2018
Caption:  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao swears in Raymond P. Martinez as Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration. From left: Raymond Martinez, his wife Marin Gibson and Secretary Elaine L. Chao.
Article:  Raymond Martinez Begins Tenure as New Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administrator
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Elaine L. Chao swears in Nicole R. Nason Subject:  Nicole R. Nason sworn in as Federal Highway Administrator by Elaine L. Chao
Source:  U.S. Department of Transportation
Date:  2 May 2019
Caption:  U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao swears in Nicole R. Nason as Administrator for the Federal Highway Administration, with Nason’s husband David, and children Abby, Alex and Brady, in attendance.
Article:  Nicole R. Nason Sworn in as New Federal Highway Administrator
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
11 January 2017
hearing date
Nomination of Hon. Elaine L. Chao, to be Secretary of the Department of Transportation
Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation
U.S. Senate

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- 3.1MB - 149 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
22 March 2017Notice of Intention To Reconsider the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light Duty VehiclesFederal Register: NHTSA/EPA (Elaine L. Chao & E. Scott Pruitt)
5 July 2017Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA Grants) for Fiscal Years 2017 and 2018Federal Register: USDOT (Elaine L. Chao)
21 August 2017Request for Comment on Reconsideration of the Final Determination of the Mid-Term Evaluation of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Model Year 2022-2025 Light-Duty Vehicles; Request for Comment on Model Year 2021 Greenhouse Gas Emissions StandardsFederal Register: NHTSA/EPA (Elaine L. Chao & E. Scott Pruitt)
16 November 2017Remarks Prepared for Delivery by U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao National Traffic Incident Response Awareness WeekElaine L. Chao, USDOT
21 December 2018Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA Grants) for Fiscal Year 2019Federal Register: USDOT (Elaine L. Chao)
29 August 2019Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Senator Roger Wicker Announce $16.8 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in MississippiFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $2.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in South DakotaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $3.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in OklahomaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $3.9 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in KansasFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in IdahoFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $6.5 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in North DakotaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $8.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in NebraskaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $9.8 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in NevadaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.2 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in MinnesotaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.3 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in ArizonaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $10.8 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in AlabamaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $11.5 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in AlaskaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $12.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in ColoradoFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $16.1 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in ArkansasFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $16.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in OregonFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $20.7 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in MissouriFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $25 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in MaineFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $33.4 Million to Fund Bridge Improvements in IowaFHWA
29 August 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $225 Million in Grants to Fund Bridge Improvement Projects in 18 StatesFHWA
2 October 2019Tribal Transportation Self-Governance ProgramFederal Register: USDOT (Elaine L. Chao
22 October 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Further Decreases in Roadway FatalitiesNHTSA
20 December 2019U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces Further Reductions in Roadway Fatalities in First 9 Months of 2019NHTSA
27 December 2019Annual Random Controlled Substances Testing Percentage Rate for Calendar Year 2020Federal Register: FMCSA (Elaine L. Chao)
22 January 2020Notice of Funding Opportunity for the Department of Transportation's Nationally Significant Freight and Highway Projects (INFRA Grants) for Fiscal Year 2020; Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Program FY 2020 Notice of Funding OpportunityFederal Register: USDOT (Elaine L. Chao)
24 January 2020U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $4.3 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in North DakotaFHWA
19 February 2020U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $1 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in OregonFHWA
27 February 2020U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Announces $653.2 Million in Emergency Relief for Road and Bridge RepairsFHWA
10 March 2020U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $2 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in KentuckyFHWA
11 March 2020U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $5 Million for Flood-Damaged Roads and Bridges in AlabamaFHWA
15 June 2020U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces First Participants in New Automated Vehicle Initiative Web Pilot to Improve Safety, Testing, Public EngagementNHTSA
11 January 2021Revisions to Civil Penalty AmountsFederal Register: USDOT (Elaine L. Chao)


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