DOT chief’s admission to Senate panel contradicts administration’s assurances
By Jerome R. Corsi
Mexican http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=1745 throughout the U.S. under a Bush administration demonstration project may not be proficient in English, despite Department of Transportation assurances to the contrary.
A brochure on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s website instructs Mexican truck drivers, “Did you know … You MUST be able to read and speak English to http://www.wvwnews.net/story.php?id=1710 in the United States.”
Still, at the Senate Commerce Committee oversight hearing Tuesday, Secretary of Transportation Mary Peters and DOT Inspector General Calvin L. Scovel III reluctantly admitted under intense questioning from Sen. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., that Mexican drivers were being designated at the border as “proficient in English” even though they could explain U.S. traffic signs only in Spanish.In the tense hearing, Dorgan accused Peters of being “arrogant” and in reckless disregard of a congressional vote to stop the Mexican trucking demonstration project by taking away funds to continue the project.