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Foxx, 42, leads the city that hosted Obama's nominating convention last summer. In nominating him, the president cited his leadership of one of the largest investments in transportation in Charlotte's history, including a new streetcar project, when he took office in 2009.
In his confirmation hearing, Foxx said he would bring the perspective of a mayor to his post, and focus on the safety and efficiency of the nation's transportation network.
The Senate has yet to schedule final confirmation votes for Obama’s choices to lead the Labor Department,
Senate Democratic leaders have left open the possibility that they would seek to change Senate filibuster rules so that executive nominations could be confirmed with a simple majority vote.
Obama has also nominated