|U.S. Secretary of Transportation|
|Elections and appointments|
|Nominated||April 29, 2013|
|Confirmed||June 27, 2013|
|Appointed||July 2, 2013|
|Appointed by||Barack Obama|
|Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina|
|Charlotte City Council|
|Campaign Manager for Rep. Mel Watt|
|High school||West Charlotte High School|
|J.D.||New York University School of Law|
|Date of birth||April 30, 1971|
|Place of birth||Charlotte, North Carolina|
He previously served as the youngest mayor to ever serve in Charlotte, North Carolina, and on the Charlotte City Council prior to that.
Born in Charlotte, North Carolina, Foxx attended West Charlotte High School before graduating from Davidson College. He earned a J.D. from New York University School of Law as a Root-Tilden-Kern Scholar. Foxx worked as a law clerk in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, a trial attorney for the Justice Department and a staff council on the House Judiciary Committee before being elected to the Charlotte City Council in 2005. He also worked at the private law firm Hunton & Williams.
- 1993: Graduated from Davidson College
- 1996: Earned J.D. from New York University School of Law
- 2004: Campaign Manager for Rep. Mel Watt
- 2005-2009: Member of Charlotte City Council
- 2009-2013: Mayor of Charlotte, North Carolina
- 2013-Present: United States Secretary of Transportation
|Anthony Foxx confirmation vote, June 27, 2013|
|Party||Votes for||Votes against||Total votes|
Secretary of Transportation term initiatives
30-year DOT outlook
Foxx announced the development of a 30-year transportation outlook by DOT officials on September 7, 2014, in an effort to distance the country from the Highway Trust Fund, which gave federal fuel taxation money to state transportation departments for highway construction and maintenance. Foxx said, "We’re having the wrong conversation about transportation in this country. There are a host of factors that are colliding, that are changing the ground underneath us. But yet our policies, not to mention our funding, aren’t keeping up. I think it’s very important for us to have a new reset." He explained further, the goal of the research, "My hope is that people will take a look at this, and some of the unexamined assumptions we’ve had about transportation in the last couple of decades will start to be examined, and policymakers hopefully will understand we can’t just concern ourselves with the funding side of the equation, that how that funding is actually deployed is a key piece of how we move forward."
On September 12, 2014, the DOT awarded grants for the completions of 72 infrastructure projects across the country for a total of $600 million. The projects covered 46 states and Washington, D.C.. Secretary Foxx stated that the program, passed by Congress in 2009, would have offered more had members agreed to a new highway bill. He claimed, "For every project we select, however, we must turn dozens more away — projects that could be getting done if Congress passed the GROW AMERICA Act, which would double the funding available for TIGER and growing the number of projects we could support."
Foxx was considered to be a potential Democratic candidate for North Carolina's U.S. Senate seat in 2016. The seat is currently held by Sen. Richard Burr (R). In September 2014, Burr mentioned that Foxx had made a commitment not to run. Nonetheless, his name appeared in a December 2014 poll from Public Policy Polling, matching up Burr against potential challengers.
|Potential match-up: Richard Burr vs. Anthony Foxx|
|Poll||Richard Burr (R)||Anthony Foxx (D)||Not sure||Margin of Error||Sample Size|
|Public Policy Polling|
December 4-7, 2014
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Foxx is married with two children.
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- New York Times, "Charlotte Mayor Is Chosen as Transportation Chief," April 29, 2013
- GovTrack, "On the Nomination: Anthony Renard Foxx," June 27, 2013
- U.S. Department of Transportation, "Meet the Secretary," accessed December 16, 2013
- New York University, "Alumnus of the Month," May 2013
- Charlotte, "Anthony Foxx," accessed December 16, 2016
- Politico, "Anthony Foxx takes a futurist turn at the Department of Transportation," September 7, 2014
- The Hill, "Feds award $600M in transportation grants," September 12, 2014
- National Journal, "Losing Democrats Already Being Touted for 2016 Comebacks," accessed December 11, 2014
- Charlotte Business Journal, "U.S. Senate race for N.C. in 2016: 'Fasten your seatbelt'," accessed December 11, 2014
- Public Policy Polling, "Burr, McCrory start out with modest leads," accessed December 11, 2014
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