Everything you need to know about Transportation Secretary nominee Elaine Chao

Thursday, December 01, 2016 12:26PM
Former George W. Bush Cabinet member Elaine Chao has been selected to Donald Trump's Cabinet.


President-elect Donald Trump has selected Elaine Chao to serve as secretary of transportation.

Chao previously served as labor secretary in President George W. Bush's administration.

She was the first Asian-American woman to serve in a U.S. president's Cabinet, and she was the only member of Bush's Cabinet to serve all eight years of his presidency, according to ABC News.

Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Chao came to the U.S. at the age of 8. She is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell.

Chao's appointment must be confirmed by the Senate.

Learn more about Chao from ABC News.
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