Rep. Lipinski Statement on New Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3), Illinois' senior member of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement on the Senate confirming Anthony Foxx as the new U.S. Secretary of Transportation by unanimous vote today.

“Congratulations to Mayor Anthony Foxx on his Senate confirmation as Transportation Secretary. The hard work for the new secretary and members of the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee begins immediately. Investing in our transportation infrastructure is critical to creating jobs, improving the quality of life in our communities and fueling the national economic recovery. I look forward to working with the new secretary as we begin to craft a robust, long-term federal transportation bill that meets these challenges. As one of the members of the new Panel on 21st Century Freight Transportation, I will be working alongside Secretary Foxx to make sure our highway, aviation, waterway and rail systems are operating as efficiently and safely as possible. I also want to send along my best wishes to outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood, a fellow Illinoisan and true public servant  who I enjoyed working with in the House and during his four years leading the Department of Transportation.”