Created: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:34:00 EST
Updated: Mon, 29 Apr 2013 03:38:52 EST
CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx has been nominated to become the United States' 17th Secretary of Transportation.
He takes over for retiring Ray LaHood. Foxx, a Democrat, will oversee more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget for air, land and sea transportation issues.
A full senate committee must confirm the nomination.