Elaine Chao is Secretary of the Department of Transportation.
|2014.10.30||Colombian authorities are investigating after drugs were found aboard the Ping May, a vessel owned by Elaine Chao's family’s company. thenation.com (See also Department of Transportation, China)|
|2016.11.29||Trump nominates former Bush cabinet member Elaine Chao to lead Transportation Department nytimes.com (See also Department of Transportation)|
|2017.01.11||Elaine Chao emphasizes use of private funds for Trump’s transportation plans. washingtonpost.com (See also Department of Transportation)|
|2017.01.11||The key points on Elaine Chao confirmation hearing for transportation secretary. theguardian.com (See also Department of Transportation, Infrastructure)|
|2017.02.17||Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao puts $647 million grant for Caltrain to go electric on hold until a full audit can be conducted. sfgate.com (See also Department of Transportation, First 100 Days)|
|2017.12.08||The Trump administration has scrapped an Obama-era proposal requiring airlines and ticket agencies to disclose baggage fees as passengers start the process of buying a ticket. thehill.com (See also Department of Transportation)|
|2018.03.06||Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao admitted that Donald Trump personally asked House Speaker Paul Ryan to block funding for New York City's badly needed Gateway project. nymag.com (See also Unpresidential Behavior, Conflicts of Interest, Department of Transportation)|
|2018.06.07||Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao Thursday defended her brother-in-law‘s controversial nomination to head the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, despite the fact that he lacks experience in government and, according to his LinkedIn profile, has confined his professional activities during the past six years to managing his family trust fund. politico.com (See also Nepotism, Corruption, Department of Transportation)|
|2018.09.18||Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao flew on Federal Aviation Administration planes rather than commercial flights on seven occasions between January and August 2017, newly released records show — including one flight to and around Europe that cost taxpayers an estimated $68,892 for her and five staffers. politico.com (See also Trump Cabinet, Corruption, Department of Transportation)|
All told, Chao's flights on the FAA planes cost an estimated $93,977.84, the records show.