Trump Taps Elaine Chao for Transportation Secretary
President-elect Donald Trump has tapped Elaine Chao to become secretary of transportation, according to multiple reports. Chao served as labor secretary under President George W. Bush and is also married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. She met with Trump this month in Trump Tower. Chao was the first Asian-American woman to hold a Cabinet position and also served as a member of the Trump campaign’s Asian Pacific American Advisory Council throughout 2016.