Foxx Confirmed As Transportation Secretary
After unanimous Senate confirmation, Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the new Secretary of Transportation Tuesday. Foxx repeated the oath to Judge Nathaniel Jones in a private ceremony attended by his family. Foxx wasted little time setting the agenda for his coming term. “Safety will remain our top priority at DOT," he said in a statement. "At the same time, I will work to improve the efficiency and performance of our current transportation system while building the infrastructure we need for future generations."
Foxx is the former mayor of Charlotte, has little documented experience in aviation, and is believed to have been tapped for the job because of his background in rail and urban transit. Foxx replaces Ray LaHood, one of a few Republicans in Obama's cabinet.