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WASHINGTON, D.C.  – U.S. Senator Deb Fischer (R-Neb.), a member of the Senate Commerce Committee, today delivered questions to Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao during her confirmation hearing. Senator Fischer released the following statement on today’s hearing:

“Today, Elaine Chao once again demonstrated the impressive knowledge and wide-ranging federal government experience that she will bring to the position of Transportation Secretary. As the chairman of the Surface Transportation subcommittee, I believe I can partner with Elaine on bold solutions to strengthen our infrastructure for the benefit of families in Nebraska and across this nation. I strongly support her nomination to lead the Department of Transportation, and I look forward to working with her once she is confirmed.”

Yesterday, Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.) announced that Senator Fischer will chair the Subcommittee on Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security for the 115th Congress. Fischer also served as chairman of this subcommittee during the 114th Congress.

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