WASHINGTON, D.C. The U.S. Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the U.S. Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety. Chao served as U.S. labor secretary under former President George W. Bush, and deputy transportation secretary under President H.W. Bush. She also served as director of the Peace Corps. She will face key decisions on how to regulate the growing use of drones and automakers’ plans to offer self-driving cars. She will be a key player in the Trump administration’s plans to win approval for a $1 trillion infrastructure proposal over 10 years. The department has a $75 billion annual budget and around 60,000 employees and includes the Federal Aviation Administration, which handles air traffic control.
BALTIMORE Results of Baltimore’s Democratic primary election were ordered decertified Thursday by the Maryland elections board, which cited irregularities in the April 26 vote that may have influenced a tight mayoral race. The state […]
WASHINGTON, D.C. Congress passed on Friday morning a stopgap bill to avert a government shutdown at midnight and give lawmakers another week to reach a deal on federal spending through the end of the […]
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. President Donald Trump on Monday named Lt. Gen. Herbert Raymond McMaster as his new national security adviser, choosing a military officer known for speaking his mind and challenging his superiors. […]