Butterfield Cheers Confirmation of Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary

WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman G. K. Butterfield (NC-01) today released the following statement regarding the confirmation of Anthony Foxx as the third African American U.S. Secretary of Transportation, 17th overall:

“I applaud the U.S. Senate’s swift action in confirming former Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx to lead the United States Department of Transportation as its 17th secretary.  President Obama has selected a very capable public servant to lead the department and the nation in this capacity.  Then-Mayor Foxx’s work to improve Charlotte’s transit system has transformed the Queen City.  I know Anthony will bring his considerable public and private sector experience to the department at a time when our nation’s infrastructure demands serious attention.   I congratulate my good friend Secretary Foxx on his confirmation, and I commend President Obama for adding diversity to his Executive Cabinet.”