Transportation and HHS appointments give wrong signal.

We have asked for years for a safety advocate to head the Transportation Department and it looks like a few more years of hoping for “drain the swamp” at this critical agency for the safety of all of the American People. Political insiders and industry insiders and anti-regulation advocates have destroyed the reputation and trust that is so needed now during a transition to new technology for our entire transportation system.

Elaine L. Chao is the new named transportation secretary, she is married to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and headed the Department of Labor under George W. Bush. Trump also chose Rep. Tom Price a proponent of overhauling the nation’s entitlement programs by instituting vouchers in place of Medicare to head the Department of Health and Human Services. This is a threat to the well-being of so many disabled by transportation tragedies. Neither party have placed the health and safety of the American people above industry greed and profits and we still wait for someone to “drain the swamps” at Transportation and HHS!