Foxx DOT watch continues as Pritzker confirmed for Commerce secretary

Transportation observers are watching for a Senate vote on the confirmation of Transportation Secretary nominee Anthony FoxxAnthony Renard FoxxBig Dem names show little interest in Senate Lyft sues New York over new driver minimum pay law Lyft confidentially files for IPO MORE after the upper chamber approved President Obama's Commerce secretary choice on Tuesday.

Chicago businesswoman Penny PritzkerPenny Sue PritzkerDNC hauls in .5 million in June Michelle Obama officiated Chicago wedding: report Election Countdown: Trump plans ambitious travel schedule for midterms | Republicans blast strategy for keeping House | Poll shows Menendez race tightening | Cook Report shifts Duncan Hunter's seat after indictment MORE was confirmed by the Senate on a 97-1 vote with little debate preceding the roll call.

Foxx and Pritzker were vetted by the same committee, and the current Charlotte mayor is expected to similarly receive bipartisan support when his nomination is brought to the Senate floor.


Congressional sources have told The Hill that a vote on Foxx will definitely come this week, but no firm time has been set yet.

If Foxx is confirmed, he would be a second African-American member of Obama's Cabinet, along with Attorney General Eric HolderEric Himpton HolderAmash: Trump incorrect in claiming Congress didn't subpoena Obama officials We can't allow presidents and public opinion to further diminish the work of the press Democrats sue over North Carolina's congressional maps MORE. The president had previously faced criticism about a lack of diversity in second-term Cabinet appointments.

Foxx has promised to work across party lines if he is confirmed.

“There is no such thing as a Democratic or Republican road, bridge, port, air field or rail system," Foxx said when he was introduced as Obama's DOT choice in April.

"We must work together across party lines to enhance this nation's infrastructure," Foxx continued in his late April remarks.