Chao headed the Department of Labor under G.W. Bush, was deputy secretary of Transportation under George H.W. Bush and is the wife of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.)
Elaine had been a member of Trump’s Asian and Pacific-American advisory panel and met with Mr. Trump last week to discuss labor and transportation policy.
Chao is most recently known for her work as a fellow at The Heritage Foundation and as a contributor on Fox News.