Republican U.S. Sen. Richard Burr congratulated Anthony Foxx on becoming the latest Obama cabinet appointee.
The president announced Foxx, the Democratic Charlotte mayor, as transportation secretary Monday afternoon.
“I am pleased to see the president look to North Carolina to fill this important cabinet position, and I congratulate Mayor Foxx on this honor," Burr said in a statement. "I look forward to introducing Mayor Foxx to my colleagues and working with him as his nomination moves through the Senate. I believe he will ably serve North Carolina and our nation as the next Secretary of Transportation.”
Democratic U.S. Sen. Kay Hagan echoed the sentiment: "This is great news for North Carolina and our country, and I look forward to a swift confirmation for Anthony," she said in a statement.