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Obama nominates Charlotte Mayor to head Department of Transportation

<br><p>President Barack Obama has formally nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next secretary of transportation.</p>

President Barack Obama has formally nominated Charlotte Mayor Anthony Foxx as his next secretary of transportation.

Monday afternoon President Obama introduced Foxx, 41, as his nominee to replace outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood.

Obama cited Foxx's experience in spearheading various transportation projects including a streetcar initiative and airport expansion as a chief reason for nominating him.

Foxx pledged to work with lawmakers in both parties during his confirmation process, and said there's "no such thing as a Democratic or Republican" transportation project.

Foxx joins Attorney General Eric Holder as one of two African-American members of the president's second-term status.

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