Elaine Lan Chao (March 26, 1953–) is an American businesswoman and politician. A member of the Republican Party, Chao served as Secretary of Transportation in the Trump administration from 2017 to 2021, and as Secretary of Labor in the Bush administration from 2001 to 2009.
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- The President-elect has outlined a clear vision to transform our country’s infrastructure, accelerate economic growth and productivity, and create good paying jobs across the country. I am honored to be nominated by the President-elect to serve my beloved country as Transportation Secretary.
Quotes about Elaine ChaoEdit
- Secretary Chao’s extensive record of strong leadership and her expertise are invaluable assets in our mission to rebuild our infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner. She has an amazing life story and has helped countless Americans in her public service career. I am pleased to nominate Elaine as Secretary of the Department of Transportation.