These findings show that strong laws, combined with highly visible police enforcement, can significantly reduce dangerous texting and cellphone use behind the wheelCrackdowns reduce cellphone driving Jul 11, 2011
Congress should not leave on its summer vacation until they finish an FAA [funding] billCongress may vacate without funding FAA Aug 02, 2011
The Obama Administration believes consumers have the right to be treated fairly when they flyU.S. expands air passenger rights Aug 23, 2011
When passengers shop for an airline ticket, they have a right to know the full price they will have to payJetBlue fined $50K for deceptive ads Aug 30, 2011
Airline passengers have rights, and this new rule would enhance passenger comfort and reduce any confusion surrounding the use of electronic cigarettes in flightBan on e-cigarettes on planes proposed Sep 14, 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.