Bush Picks Chao for Labor Post
Jan. 11, 2001
WASHINGTON (AP) _ President-elect Bush chose Elaine Chao, a former Peace Corps director and the wife of a Republican senator, to become secretary of labor Thursday, filling the Cabinet post two days after his first nominee withdrew under fire.
Bush also named Robert Zoellick, who served in the state and treasury departments of earlier Republican administrations, to become U.S. trade representative with Cabinet rank.
The president-elect thus completed his Cabinet selections, again, after his initial choice for the labor post withdrew to quell controversy over the disclosure that she had provided a home and financial support to an illegal immigrant who performed household chores for her in the early 1990s.