The Senate on Thursday confirmed Charlotte, NC, Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation secretary in a unanimous vote.
Foxx will take over the nearly 60,000-employee Department of Transportation (DOT) from outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood, who is resigning after four years at the helm.
In his first appearance as Obama’s Transportation secretary nominee, Foxx promised to work across party lines.
“There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, air field or rail system," Foxx said when he was introduced by Obama in April.
"We must work together across party lines to enhance this nation's infrastructure," Foxx said.