Anthony Foxx Sworn In As 17th Secretary of Transportation

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by WCCB Charlotte

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx was sworn in as the nation's 17th Secretary of Transportation on Tuesday. Judge Jones, who Foxx worked for as a law clerk after law school administered the oath of office.

Secretary Foxx is spending his first full day meeting employees and holding meetings on important issues facing the department, including transportation safety and hurricane and severe weather preparedness.

Foxx was confirmed by the full U.S. Senate in a unanimous vote of 100-0 on June 27.

As Secretary of Transportation, Foxx leads an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation.

Prior to his confirmation, Foxx served as the mayor of Charlotte from 2009 to 2013.

 

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