AmericanTruckersAtWar

Professional, Polite, Prepared to Kill

Ray LaHood sworn in as secretary of transportation

1/23/2009

WASHINGTON — Ray H. LaHood was sworn in as Secretary of Transportation Friday, just one day after being unanimously confirmed by the U.S. Senate.  

The ceremony was small, attended by his wife Kathy and son Sam.  

Also present were fellow Illinoisan Sen. Richard J. Durbin, assistant majority leader and a small audience of LaHood’s new staff and members of the Department of Transportation transition team.  More from The Trucker

The appointment has one of the few bright spots in the new administration.  The Trucker article states:

Rep. Byron Dorgan, D.-N.D., made it clear during the committee confirmation hearing Jan. 21 that he expects LaHood, a Republican, to kill the Cross Border Demonstration Project within two months.

Let’s hope LaHood makes good on that projection and kills the Mexican truck pilot program. 

Ode to Juan and Moe – cowritten by ATAW commander-and-chief, Mark R. Taylor, performed by Truck It Records’ (and ATAW favorite recording artist), Joey Holiday.

Advertisements

January 25, 2009 - Posted by | Border Security, Mexican Truck Pilot Program, NAFTA, NAU, Politics, trucking | , , , ,

No comments yet.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: