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4:16pm May 23, 2013

Anthony Foxx: Smooth Sailing at Confirmation Hearing to be Transportation Secretary

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Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx encountered lots of friendly faces at his Senate confirmation hearing.  Even though Sen. John Thune (R-ND) decided today that President Obama’s nominee for Transportation Secretary, Mayor Anthony Foxx, is somehow responsible for answering letters that went unanswered under former Secretary Ray LaHood, it was mostly smooth sailing for Foxx at his confirmation hearing yesterday.  Those letters have to be answered “before you have my support” Thune said to Foxx.

Thune also asked Foxx about the highway bill and what his experience was with budgets. Thune also asked for about how he would build trust managing a staff of 50,000 people.  Sen. Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) asked Foxx to visit he sight of the recent train wreck in Connecticut.  Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) asked Foxx about snowmobiles, distracted drivers and small airplanes.  But all in all the Mayor of Charlotte had few tough questions.

“This is a non controversial nomination,” said Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO).  ”And it will probably stay a non controversial nomination,” he added. Even Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) was no hassle for him.  With Foxx having a breezy confirmation, that may mean the Senate will hold up Tom Perez to be Secretary of Labor of Rep. Mel Watt (D-NC) to be Director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency.



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Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke
Lauren Victoria Burke is a writer, strategist and political analyst. She created Crewof42.com, a blog that covers the work of Black members of Congress, in 2009. She is a former Senate and House staffer and has had a very diverse career in politics and media. Ms. Burke appears regularly on NewsOneNow with Roland Martin on TVOne and has been seen on MSNBC. She holds a B.A. in History from The American University. E-mail anytime: LBurke007@gmail.com. Twitter: @Crewof42. Instagram: LVB325. The ideas and opinions expressed in this article are solely those of the author, and have complete editorial independence from any Politic365 partners, sponsors, or advertisers. For additional information about Politic365, please visit http://politic365.com/about/.




 
 

 
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3 Comments


  1. [...] According to a report from Politic365.com, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Foxx’s nomination is “non-controversial” and will more than likely remain that. [...]


  2. [...] According to a report from Politic365.com, Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.) said Foxx’s nomination is “non-controversial” and will more than likely remain that. [...]


  3. Chris Myres

    John Thune is from SD, not ND. Doesn’t mean he’s any smarter.



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