U.S. Senator Kay Hagan released the following statement today after the President announced he would nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to be the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation.
"I am thrilled that Anthony Foxx will be nominated to serve as Secretary of Transportation. Mayor Foxx has done terrific work for the people of Charlotte, and I know he will be a strong leader at the Department of Transportation. He has a deep understanding of the urgent need to rebuild our national infrastructure, which is critical to maintaining a strong and growing economy. This is great news for North Carolina and our country, and I look forward to a swift confirmation for Anthony.
"I'd also like to take this opportunity to thank current Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood for his many years of public service. As a Republican serving in a Democratic administration, Secretary LaHood's career embodies the bipartisanship that we need more than ever these days. I appreciate the particular attention Secretary LaHood has paid to North Carolina, including his support for the Blue Line extension project in Charlotte, and I wish him and his family the best of luck in his next pursuits."