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    Ray LaHood To Step Down As Transportation Secretary


    By William Maley

    Staff Writer - CheersandGears.com

    January 29, 2013

    Ray LaHood, the Transportation Secretary of the Obama administration announced today that he would be stepping down.

    "I have let President Obama know that I will not serve a second term as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation. It has been an honor and a privilege to lead the Department, and I am grateful to President Obama for giving me such an extraordinary opportunity," LaHood wrote in an email.

    LaHood has put forth a number of initiatives during his time as transportation secretary including a campaign to reduce distracted driving, promote high-speed rail, and repair roads and bridges.

    "I plan to stay on until my successor is confirmed to ensure a smooth transition for the Department and all the important work we still have to do," LaHood said.

    Source: Associated Press

    William Maley is a staff writer for Cheers & Gears. He can be reached at william.maley@cheersandgears.com or you can follow him on twitter at @realmudmonster.

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