#250posts24hrsAAPI - 13: Get To Know Elaine Chao

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Since I just posted on the current White House and President I thought I'd also post some links up on Elaine Chao, who even though Asian American, sits on a cabinet that doesn't have anyone from the Latinx community on it (and is the first to do since 1989) - because you know - it's important (or at least semi-newsworthy) no matter her political affiliation.

And when I say links I guess I only mean:

http://www.elainelchao.com/ and this news article on the Caltrain electrification grant:

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao isn’t budging on approving federal funds to help the Bay Area begin the electrification of Caltrain tracks.

Chao said at a hearing Wednesday morning of the Senate Environment and Public Works committee that she won’t sign off on a funding agreement necessary to release federal funds for the project, even as a critical June 30 funding deadline looms.