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Trump names Elaine Chao as transport secretary, Tom Price as health secretary

WASHINGTON:  US President-elect Donald Trump picked up Tom Price, an orthopedic surgeon from Georgia, as his health and human services secretary and Elaine Chao of Kentucky, who was Secretary of Labor under President George W. Bush,  as Transportation Secretary Tuesday.

“Secretary Chao’s extensive record of strong leadership and her expertise are invaluable assets in our mission to rebuild our infrastructure in a fiscally responsible manner,” Trump said in a statement. “She has an amazing life story and has helped countless Americans in her public service career.”

Chao was also assistant secretary of transportation in the administration of President George H.W. Bush.

“The President-elect has outlined a clear vision to transform our country’s infrastructure, accelerate economic growth and productivity, and create good paying jobs across the country,” Chao said. “I am honored to be nominated by the President-elect to serve my beloved country as Transportation Secretary.”