Ray LaHood's successor confirmed by U.S. Senate

By WEEK Reporter

June 27, 2013 Updated Jun 28, 2013 at 8:56 AM CDT

WASHINGTON, DC --Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Anthony Foxx has been unanimously confirmed by the Senate to be the next Secretary of Transportation.

Foxx is taking the place of the departing Ray LaHood. LaHood announced earlier this year that he would not serve on President Barack Obama's cabinet for his second term.

LaHood has said that he is not retiring from public service.