WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement regarding his meeting today with President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee for Secretary of Transportation, Elaine Chao:
“Secretary Chao’s many years of experience will be an asset to President-elect Trump’s administration, enabling us to work together to tackle the challenges that lie ahead for our infrastructure and transportation systems. Her background and track record of service to our country make her a strong choice to lead the Department of Transportation.
“I shared the unique challenges facing Americans in rural communities, the impact of the agriculture economy on Kansas transportation and the needs of Kansans living in larger cities like Wichita, Kansas City and Topeka. We discussed the opportunity for significant reforms in the general aviation industry and the FAA’s certification process given Wichita’s role in aviation manufacturing and Wichita State University’s efforts in aviation research and development. I look forward to working with Secretary Chao to answer the call of Kansans and Americans to modernize the roads, bridges and infrastructure we all depend on every day while remaining accountable to the American taxpayer.”