Senate approves Trump pick to be No. 2 at Transportation Department

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Senate approves Trump pick to be No. 2 at Transportation Department By Melanie Zanona – 05/16/17 05:48 PM EDT 8 © Getty
The Senate on Tuesday confirmed President Trump’s nominee to be No. 2 at the Department of Transportation (DOT).In a 56-42 vote, the upper chamber endorsed Jeffrey A. Rosen to be deputy secretary of the DOT. As second in command to Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, Rosen will supervise the agency’s day-to-day operations.
Rosen, who was most recently a senior partner at Kirkland & Ellis, previously served as general counsel for both the DOT and the Office of Management and Budget.
“I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen to the Department. His extensive background in transportation, budget, regulatory reform and management will be invaluable as we implement the President’s agenda,” Chao said.His confirmation comes as the administration announced plans on Monday to unveil a broad sketch of Trump’s highly anticipated infrastructure package in the next “several weeks.” Some Democrats opposed Rosen’s nomination because of the administration’s proposed cuts to the DOT budget, including eliminating some popular infrastructure grant programs. 1 day 1 GOP nears total exasperation with… Exasperated Republicans in the House and Senate are growing tired of… 814 Shares 2 Snowden on ransomware attack: ‘It’… Edward Snowden also called the ongoing ransomware scourge “a perfect storm… 488 Shares 3 Eight days that shook Trump’s… It was supposed to be a quiet week.The White House had just earned its… 296 Shares Israeli intelligence ‘boiling mad… One Israeli intelligence officer said Trump had “confirmed” Israel’s “… 199 Shares McCain: Trump scandals reaching ‘… Arizona Sen. John McCain (R) reportedly said Tuesday that scandals within… 175 Shares 6 White House scrambles to limit… The White House scrambled on Tuesday to limit the damage from President… 121 Shares Fallon finds similarities between… “Tonight Show” host Jimmy Fallon on Monday aired a video comparing… 116 Shares 8 Trump asked Comey to end Flynn… President Trump asked former FBI Director James Comey to end the federal… 105 Shares Independent senator: Impeachment… Sen. Angus King, a Maine independent who caucuses with Democrats, said he… 99 Shares 10 Frustration abounds in Trump White… Trump World has a blunt message for the president: empower your staff or… 95 Shares 11 Trump called McMaster ‘a pain’ who… President Trump has called National Security Adviser H.R. McMaster “a pain… 90 Shares 12 Fox host: No Republicans ‘willing… Fox News host Bret Baier shared Tuesday there weren’t “any Republicans… 88 Shares Chaffetz ready to issue subpoena… House Oversight Committee Chairman Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) indicated he’s… 83 Shares 14 NYT report: Trump told Comey to… President Trump reportedly told now-ousted FBI Director James Comey to… 70 Shares McMaster: Trump didn’t know where… National security adviser H.R. McMaster on Tuesday said President Trump… 60 Shares