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Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., at his confirmation hearing last week.
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January 29, 2013 As expected, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee supports the nomination of Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass., to succeed Secretary Hillary Clinton. Meanwhile, Transportation Secretary Ray Lahood is the latest member of the administration to announce a departure.
Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood speaks during a news conference at the Transportation Department in Washington in January.
January 23, 2013 Ray LaHood says the FAA is in the "business of doing a top to bottom review" and they will let them finish their job. The FAA grounded all of Boeing's 787 Dreamliners to investigate their lithium batteries.
February 29, 2012 The Americans include Sam LaHood, son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. The younger man runs the U.S. government-sponsored International Republican Institute in Egypt.
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Egyptian soldiers stand guard in front of the U.S. National Democratic Institute, an NGO rights group in downtown Cairo on December 29, 2011.
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February 8, 2012 Authorities have shut some foreign groups, including ones run by Americans, because of what they say may be the organizations' support of protesters. Among those prevented from leaving is the son of U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood.
January 27, 2012 The son of Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has been prevented from leaving the country. He and others who work for foreign groups are under suspicion of supporting anti-government protesters — a charge he says is "patently false."
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January 26, 2012 Egyptian authorities' efforts to prevent organizations that promote democracy from freely working inside their country have now ensnared the son of a U.S. cabinet secretary.
The air traffic control tower at Dulles International Airport in Virginia.
April 19, 2011 The governments of some countries, including Japan and Germany, allow controllers to nap during their breaks. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says that's not going to happen on his watch.
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The control tower at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport, where the first case of a sleeping controller was reported.
April 14, 2011 There have now been at least five incidents. The FAA has ordered changes in staffing, and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says his agency "will not sleep until we can guarantee that there's good safety in the control towers."
Southwest Airlines planes sat idle at Love Field airport in Dallas as snow fell on Feb. 4, 2011.
March 8, 2011 "We believe that we got it right," Secretary Ray LaHood told NPR. "And airlines recognize it's a rule they can live with."
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