Transportation chief heading to Alaska

Transportation chief heading to Alaska
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Transportation Secretary Anthony FoxxAnthony Renard FoxxWeek ahead in tech: Lawmakers turn focus to self-driving cars Six contenders to be Uber's new CEO Obama’s Transportation chief given Super Bowl tickets by Hollywood studio exec MORE is planning to visit Alaska as he pushes Congress to approve a long-term highway funding bill when it returns from recess.

Transportation Department officials said Wednesday that Foxx would spend Thursday and Friday in Alaska.

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The Transportation chief is scheduled to participate in a Matanuska-Susitna (Mat-Su) Borough transportation meeting with Sen. Mark BegichMark Peter BegichPerez creates advisory team for DNC transition The future of the Arctic 2016’s battle for the Senate: A shifting map MORE (D-Alaska) on Thursday and address the Alaska Municipal League on Friday.

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Foxx is also scheduled to hold a town-hall meeting in Unalakleet, Alaska, on Friday afternoon.

Transportation officials said Foxx would "discuss the benefits of the GROW AMERICA Act and emphasize the need for long-term transportation funding" during his trip.