November 29, 2016
Heritage Foundation President Jim DeMint released the following statement today on Pres.-elect Trump's nomination of Elaine Chao to be the next secretary of the Department of Transportation:
“Elaine Chao has the experience to lead the Department of Transportation and the knowledge that American communities are the best pilots of their own future. We look forward to helping her build a DoT that will return dollars and decisions to the States, where they belong.
"Having been a Distinguished Fellow of the Heritage Foundation, she knows firsthand that America can have better infrastructure policies, more roads and bridges, by turning back control of these decisions to States."
The Heritage Foundation has offered a number of policy suggestions for the Trump administration in their Mandate for Leadership Series. Included are policy proposals for the Department of Transportation. Our experts have also laid out an infrastructure agenda for the next administration.