US Senate approves Chao to run Transportation Department

January 31, 2017 21:15

 WASHINGTON - The US Senate voted overwhelmingly on Tuesday to confirm Elaine Chao to run the US Transportation Department, the agency that overseas aviation, vehicle, train and pipeline safety.

Chao, a former US Labor secretary and deputy transportation secretary, will face key decisions on how to regulate the growing use of drones and automakers' plans to offer self-driving cars.

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