Congressman Steve Cohen (TN-09) today released the following statement on the announcement that Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood would be leaving his post upon the confirmation of his successor:
"Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been a great friend to Memphis over the past four years and has always been open to working with me to secure funding for the 9th Congressional District. He was instrumental in securing the TIGER grant for the Main Street project, finalizing the American Queen deal, strengthening the Memphis Aerotropolis, and advancing many other transportation projects throughout our community. I served with Secretary LaHood when he was a member of the House. He is a friend, a visionary and a leader. I will miss his energy and passion for transportation issues but wish him the best. I look forward to working with his successor to keep Memphis and America moving forward."