Report: Foxx confirmed as transportation secretary

Foxx replaces Ray LaHood

By CNN
POSTED: 11:34 AM CDT Jun 27, 2013    UPDATED: 12:02 PM CDT Jun 27, 2013 
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Anthony Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be transportation secretary, The Associated Press reported.

He replaces Ray LaHood, who said in January he wouldn't serve a second term.

The transportation secretary is responsible for overseeing the nation's roads, airports and railways.

Foxx, first elected mayor in 2009, helped lead last summer's Democratic National Convention in the Queen City. He also championed the completion of an additional runway at the Charlotte/Douglas International Airport, though Foxx doesn't have any specific experience as a transportation executive.

Earlier this month, Foxx announced he wouldn't seek re-election at Charlotte's mayor.

Faces of Obama's cabinet

POSTED: 02:23 PM CDT Mar 18, 2013    UPDATED: 07:17 AM CDT Jul 30, 2014 

The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald, a former corporate CEO and an ex-Army officer, as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. Take a look at other faces in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.

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The Senate has confirmed Robert McDonald as the next Veterans Affairs secretary. He is a West Point graduate and former CEO of Procter & Gamble. Take a look at other faces in President Barack Obama's Cabinet.