FORA.tv Speaker - Ray LaHood

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Biography

Ray LaHood became the 16th US secretary of transportation in January 2009. As secretary, LaHood leads an agency with more than 55,000 employees and a $70 billion budget that oversees air, maritime, and surface transportation missions. Before his appointment, LaHood served for 14 years in the US House of Representatives from the 18th Congressional District of Illinois (R). During that time, he served first on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and after that on the House Appropriations Committee. Prior to his election to the House, he served as chief of staff to then US congressman Robert Michel, whom he succeeded in representing the 18th district, and as district administrative assistant to congressman Thomas Railsback. He also served in the Illinois state legislature. Before his career in government, LaHood was a junior high school teacher.

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Ray LaHood: What Will Fuel the Automobile of the Future?

07.03.12 | 00:53:15 min | 0 comments