Deputy Secretary of Transportation Confirmed
Despite some resistance from Democrats, the Senate confirmed Jeffrey Rosen as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. He will report directly to Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao.
“I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen to the department. His extensive background in transportation, budget, regulatory reform and management will be invaluable as we implement the president’s agenda,” Chao said.
American Trucking Associations supported Rosen’s confirmation. “Having held key positions at DOT as well as [Office of Management and Budget] prior to this nomination, Jeff brings tremendous experience and insight to this role and will serve the president, Secretary Chao and our nation well,” said ATA President Chris Spear.
Fifty-six senators voted for Rosen, with 42 voting against him.
Senate Democrats who opposed Rosen took issue with the Administration’s 2018 budget calling for reductions for transit systems and eliminating funding for an Obama-era infrastructure grants program.