Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement on the President's nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to the post of U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary:
"I am pleased the President has put forward a candidate to lead the U.S. Department of Transportation, and I congratulate Mayor Foxx upon his nomination. Transportation is important for our country. These issues are about jobs, quality of life, and prosperity. I remain committed to building consensus about how to strengthen our infrastructure, promote economic growth, and make the Nation more competitive in the global marketplace. Once he has been confirmed by the Senate, I look forward to working with Mayor Foxx to achieve these goals for our country.
"I also thank Secretary LaHood for his years of service to our country and for his dedication to our Nation's transportation system. I personally appreciate Ray's friendship, and I wish him and his family the best in the future."