Donald Trump has picked his Secretary of Transportation.
Jason Miller — the Trump transition team’s communications director — told Fox Business’ Dagen McDowell Tuesday morning that the pick had been made and would be formally announced by the Trump team Tuesday afternoon.
Miller declined to name who Trump had selected, but maintained the team is “excited with how the administration is coming together and, we think this is going to be a great day.”
Politico reports that Elaine Chao will be Trump’s Transportation Secretary.
Chao — married to Kentucky Sen. Mitch McConnell — served as George W. Bush’s Secretary of Labor and George H.W. Bush’s Deputy Secretary of Transportation.
Sources told the Daily Caller lsat week that Pennsylvania Congressman Lou Barletta was being considered for the position. (RELATED: Barletta Wants To Be Transportation Secretary)
Barletta was one of Trump’s earliest Congressional supporters and is a sitting member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.
The Department of Transportation is the second cabinet position filled by Trump in as many days.
[dcquiz] News broke Monday evening that Trump selected Tom Price to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. (RELATED: Trump Taps Tom Price For Health And Human Services Secretary)
The former orthopedic surgeon currently serves as chair of the House Budget Committee and has been one of the staunchest opponents to the Affordable Care Act since its introduction in 2009.
You can watch Miller’s entire interview below, courtesy of Fox Business.