Senate Expected To Approve DOT Secretary-designate LaHood

Former Illinois congressman Ray LaHood, President Barack Obama's Department of Transportation Secretary-designate, yesterday faced the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation. Published reports suggested the nomination hearing was closer to a lovefest than a grilling. The New York Timeswrote that LaHood "was effectively approved by acclamation." Click here to read a few of the prepared statements and watch a video of the committee hearing. The full Senate is expected to soon make his appointment official. [more]