Director, Commonwealth Policy Center

Elaine Chao was recently appointed to serve as the Secretary of Transportation in the Trump administration. This is good for Kentucky and the nation.  Chao is Sen. Mitch McConnell's wife and formerly served as Secretary of Labor under George W. Bush. Joining Chao in the president's cabinet is Dr. Ben Carson who will serve as Secretary of Housing and Urban Development. Betsy DeVos, a school choice advocate from Michigan, will serve as Education Secretary. and Congressman Tom Price will serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services. Price opposes funding Planned Parenthood and said "there is nothing more fundamental to our humanity than to defend life" and that it is our "solemn duty to protect and defend the lives of the most innocent among us." So far, President-elect Trump is surrounding  conservatives,