Ray LaHood Visits ‘The Daily Show’ to Talk Transportation

Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood visited Jon Stewart on The Daily Show last night to talk about his department’s role in the stimulus debate, infrastructure modernization, and development of a U.S. high-speed rail system. Check out the video above (and let us know what you think in the comments).

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Same.gov: A Transportation Secretary Who’s Hard to Believe In

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