Hutchison Statement on Nomination of Ms. Ann Begeman to the Surface Transportation Board

December 21, 2010

Ranking Member Kay Bailey HutchisonWASHINGTON, D.C. -- Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), Ranking Member on the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today made the following statement after President Barack Obama nominated Ms. Ann D. Begeman, current Republican Staff Director of the Commerce Committee, to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board.  Ms. Begeman was nominated for a Republican slot on the Board that oversees railroad rate and service disputes.

“I am delighted the President has nominated such a knowledgeable and accomplished individual like Ann Begeman to the Surface Transportation Board.  Ms. Begeman’s extensive experience and institutional knowledge on surface transportation issues will allow her to make an immediate impact on the many crucial rail issues facing our nation.  Ann has been an invaluable member of my team on the Commerce Committee and is a true professional.  I look forward to working with Chairman Rockefeller to ensure her nomination process moves swiftly.”

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