Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the nomination of Mayor Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation:
"I am very pleased by the President's decision to nominate Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as the new Transportation Secretary. Mayor Foxx is the best choice given his experience and his work to improve Charlotte's transit infrastructure, something tens of thousands of visitors experienced firsthand during the 2012 Democratic Convention. He will not only bring a full range of leadership and experience to the office, but also much-needed diversity to the Executive Cabinet.
"I congratulate Mayor Foxx and his family on this nomination. I trust that the Senate will move swiftly to confirm him."