Chairman Rockefeller's Statement on the Nomination of John S. Pistole to Lead TSA

May 17, 2010

JDR Head ShotWASHINGTON, D.C.—Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement today after the White House announced its intent to nominate John S. Pistole to be Assistant Secretary for the Department of Homeland Security (Transportation Security Administration).

“Today’s announcement is good news for America’s national security. Mr. Pistole’s two decades of service with the FBI give him a unique perspective on the nexus of security operations, law enforcement and intelligence. I have worked with Mr. Pistole over the years, and I believe he is a strong manager capable of getting the job done. I know he is well regarded in the intelligence and law enforcement communities, and I look forward to working with him. I am committed to working with my fellow Commerce Committee members to move Mr. Pistole’s nomination forward as expeditiously as possible.”