San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro will be nominated to head the Department of Housing and Urban Development, part of an administration reshuffling that would bring a Democratic up-and-comer to President Barack Obama’s cabinet, according to three people familiar with the decision.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says he believes motorists are distracted by any use of mobile phones while driving, including hands-free calls, as his department begins research that may lead him to push for a ban.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood slapped down Reuters for reporting a few weeks ago that he wants “a federal law to ban talking on a cell phone or texting while driving any type of vehicle on any road in the country.”
The Republican-controlled House of Representatives shouldn’t pass a transportation proposal that would end dedicated funding from gasoline-tax revenue for mass transit, U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said.
U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said he expects Congress to give final approval to a long-term authorization of the Federal Aviation Administration, which has been on a temporary footing since 2007.