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Chao Under Investigation


RR091719 SecChaoSept. 16, 2019 – Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao is under investigation by the House Oversight and Reform Committee for improperly using her office to benefit herself and a shipping company owned by her family. Chao is also under investigation for her failure to divest from Vulcan Materials Co., where she had served on the board of directors before her appointment to transportation secretary. Chao has denied wrongdoing. A spokesperson for the Transportation Department said, “Media attacks targeting the Secretary’s family are stale and only attempt to undermine her long career of public service,” the spokesperson said.