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Senate confirms Foxx as new Transportation chief

The United States Senate has unanimously confirmed Anthony Foxx as the next Secretary of Transportation.

Foxx, the mayor of Charlotte, N.C., was approved by 100-0 vote. He replaces outgoing Secretary Ray LaHood, a former Republican House member, and will take the reins at a department deeply affected by the federal government spending cuts known as sequestration.

He faced no significant opposition during his confirmation hearing in May.

Foxx, who is African-American, will be one of two black members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet.