January 31, 2017
WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) today released a statement following the Senate confirmation of Elaine Chao to be secretary of transportation. She was confirmed by a vote of 93–6.
“Elaine Chao is exactly who our country needs to implement President Trump’s ambitious infrastructure agenda,” Inhofe said. “Elaine has a strong record as a civil servant and effective negotiator and I have said many times that she was the best secretary of labor our country has ever had. I was proud to vote for her today and look forward to working with her on infrastructure issues moving forward.”