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January 11, 2017 07:20 AM

Thune To Call Together Confirmation Hearing Wednesday Morning

On Wednesday, South Dakota Sen. John Thune, chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will assemble a confirmation hearing for the person tapped to be the next Secretary of the Department of Transportation, Elaine Chao. The meeting starts at 9:15 a.m. CST in Washington.

Thune has had good things to say about Chao in recent months. In a November statement, he described her as "very well qualified to lead the Department of Transportation as Secretary."

In another statement that came after they had a meeting, Thune talked about her “valuable perspective.”

Chao is married to US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. 

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