FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
November 30, 2016
Statement on the Announcement of Elaine Chao as the Secretary of Transportation
The Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association and the International Organization of Masters Mates & Pilots congratulate Elaine Chao on her nomination by the President-elect to be Secretary of Transportation. We appreciate Secretary-designate Chao’s deep understanding of transportation and maritime issues and we are confident her background will serve our nation well at a time when our country’s infrastructure and maritime industry are in need of comprehensive strategies and investments.
We look forward to working with Secretary-designate Chao in her new capacity. We are assured that her past experience and tenures at the U.S. Department of Transportation, Maritime Administration, and Federal Maritime Commission have well-prepared her to lead the way on behalf of the hardworking Americans who serve aboard U.S. flag vessels protecting our economic and national security.