WASHINGTON, DC—Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD) President Edward Wytkind issues this statement in reaction to Senate confirmation of Anthony Foxx as our nation’s Secretary of Transportation:
“On behalf of the nation’s transportation workers, I congratulate Anthony Foxx on his confirmation by the Senate as the next U.S. Secretary of Transportation. Secretary Foxx is a skilled and respected leader who understands that America’s economy cannot thrive without a world-class transportation system and workforce.
“We are committed to partnering with Secretary Foxx to advance long overdue, large-scale investments in transportation that will improve quality of life, expand the economy, boost our competitiveness, and put people back to work in a still slow economic recovery.
“As a former large city mayor, Anthony Foxx will bring to the Administration a strong, firsthand knowledge of the importance of a safe, modern, and efficient transportation system and infrastructure.
“We look forward to working closely with Secretary Foxx in pursuit of common sense transportation policies.”
The Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, represents 33 member unions in the aviation, rail, transit, motor carrier, highway, longshore, maritime and related industries. For more information, visit us at www.ttd.org or on Facebook and Twitter.
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