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WASHINGTON, D.C. — Despite offering few concrete details about how she or the president-elect planned to roll out a massive infrastructure investment program that has been promised, Transporation Secretary-designee Elaine Chao emerged from the Senate Commerce Committee's hearing largely unscathed, Politico reports.

Chao, who served in the two Bush administrations and is married to Sen. Mitch McConnell, promised to look at creative ways to attract funding for the $1 trillion infrastructure investment that the president-elect campaigned on, but was careful to avoid mentioning any specific financial figures.

Chao did acknowledge that a fix was needed for the nation's main transportation infrastructure program, the Highway Trust Fund, saying it was “among the top priorities” for the incoming president, but gave no hints just how the incoming president planned to alter its revenue source. For the full story, click here.

 

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