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By Lois Romano
Washington Post Staff Writer
Friday, April 24, 2009; 12:00 AM

Transportation Sec. Ray LaHood on the economic stimulus, revamping transportation methods in America and being a Republican in Obama's cabinet.

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Chapter 1

MS. ROMANO: Welcome, Ray LaHood.

SECRETARY LaHOOD: Thank you.

MS. ROMANO: President Obama's new Transportation Secretary--

SECRETARY LaHOOD: Thank you.

MS. ROMANO: --and former Republican Congressman from Illinois. Thanks for joining us.

SECRETARY LaHOOD: Thank you.

MS. ROMANO: What did the President tell you he wanted you to do when he offered you this job? What was--what were his priorities?

SECRETARY LaHOOD: He was looking for a Republican. So I met that criteria, having--

MS. ROMANO: There you go.


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