FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

NLC Statement on Confirmation of Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx

June 27, 2013

NLC Executive Director Clarence Anthony responds to today's Senate vote confirming Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary:

"We applaud today's unanimous confirmation of Anthony Foxx as Transportation Secretary. As a former Mayor, he not only understands and appreciates the stake that local governments have in transportation policy, but has an impressive record of advocating for alternative transit options and smart growth. We are confident that Foxx will bring this leadership and perspective to his new post.

"The National League of Cities looks forward to continuing our strong partnership with the Department of Transportation, and working alongside Secretary Foxx to champion strong transportation initiatives that benefit our nation's cities and towns."

The National League of Cities is dedicated to helping city leaders build better communities. NLC is a resource and advocate for 19,000 cities, towns and villages, representing more than 218 million Americans.

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