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 PritzkerThe Hill's Morning Report - Sanders steamrolls to South Carolina primary, Super Tuesday Biden's new campaign ad features Obama speech praising him Obama Commerce secretary backs Biden's 2020 bid 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 HolderTrump official criticizes ex-Clinton spokesman over defunding police tweet Obama to speak about George Floyd in virtual town hall GOP group launches redistricting site 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.