We're going to look at everything and then we'll make a judgment with our friends in Congress and decide what direction we should goNo-ride list possible for Amtrak? May 10, 2011
We're going to talk to our friends in the industry. We're going to make sure we get it right for them and for what we believe is in the best interest of the countryLaHood: U.S. will 'get it right' on mpg Jun 29, 2011
No safety issues will be compromised. Flying is safe. Air traffic controllers are guiding airplanes. Safety inspectors are on duty and are doing their job. No one needs to worry about safetyObama, Dems rip impasse over FAA Aug 03, 2011
Our top priority is protecting the safety of the traveling publicFAA to take action on laser incidents Jun 01, 2011
The agreements signed today are a win for roadway safety and they are a win for tradeU.S., Mexico sign trucking agreements Jul 06, 2011
Raymond H. "Ray" LaHood (born December 6, 1945) is a Republican politician from Illinois who is currently the United States Secretary of Transportation, having served since 2009. Previously, he represented the Illinois's 18th congressional district in the U.S. House of Representatives for seven terms (1995–2009).
LaHood was born in Peoria, Illinois, to Mary A. LaHood (née Vogel), who was of German ancestry, and Edward M. LaHood, a Lebanese American who managed a restaurant. He graduated from Spalding Institute, worked his way through Canton Junior College and Bradley University in Peoria, earning a Bachelors of Science in education and sociology in 1971.
Following graduation, he taught junior high school social studies at public and Catholic schools, and has said that "teaching kids ... about the constitution and government" stirred his interest in politics.