Obama Nominates Mayor Anthony Foxx Transportation Secretary

Statement from Marc H. Morial, President and CEO of the National Urban League re: the Nomination of Mayor Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary

The National Urban League fully supports President Obama's nomination of Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as transportation secretary. Mayor Foxx brings a comprehensive understanding of the relationship between transportation and economic development, including the practical implications of a top-tier infrastructure on job creation. His vision for and experience in creating an advanced transit system to help ensure the competitiveness of the dynamic city of Charlotte and the businesses that operate there will translate well to this role - where strategic innovation will be required to drive economic growth and continued recovery.