Watch the LaHood Confirmation Hearing Online

At 2:00 p.m. the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation will vet Obama’s choice for Transportation Secretary, Ray LaHood. Will they grill the former Illinois rep on his predilection for pork and ties to Caterpillar? Tune in to the live webcast to find out.

Also on tap (tomorrow at 10:00 a.m.) — the House Transportation Committee holds its hearing on the infrastructure portion of the stimulus bill.

  • (came in at 3:48pm EST) “public-private partnerships”, “tolling bridges”, “tolling new lanes”, “using the trust fund to maintain some of the highways we’ve built”, CAFE Standards “need to be a part of the overall plan”, “I had so many small communities that were lacking in air service”, “nobody has more of a healthy respect for Congress than Ray LaHood”, “I hope you will look towards mayors also in your advice (says Mark Begich), Ray LaHood references Prop R from L.A.

    …and, now they try to end it for an early vote (4:15pm). Too bad I missed most of it.

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