Bà Elaine Chao - Triệu Tiểu Lan, sinh 1953, BT Lao Động thời TT George W. Bush, được TT đắc cử D. Trump đề cử vào chức vụ BT Giao Thông.
| Elaine Chao and her husband |
Senator Mitch McConnell
ambitious parts of Mr. Trump’s agenda.
Mr. Trump, a real estate magnate, has said infrastructure redevelopment is a priority. And Ms. Chao has experience — politically and personally — in navigating the competing centers of power in the capital. She is married to Senator Mitch McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and majority leader.
Ms. Chao was born in Taiwan, and moved to the United States as a child.
As secretary of Labor, she was the only official in Mr. Bush’s cabinet to serve with him for all eight years. While enjoying the praise and admiration of her colleagues, she also invited scorn from organized labor, whose leaders accused her of being too cozy with business interests.
After she left the Bush administration in 2009, Ms. Chao remained quietly active in politics. She has always been a close and, by many accounts, savvy adviser to her husband, immersing herself in even the most minute details of his campaigns like who had donated and who had not.