WASHINGTON, DC - The pending nominee to be the next administrator of the Transportation Security Administration will provide testimony at a U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation confirmation hearing on Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 10:00 a.m.
In a letter to President Obama on January 27, 2015, U.S. Sens. John Thune (R-S.D.) and Bill Nelson (D-Fla.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, along with subcommittee leaders Sens. Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.), Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), and Deb Fischer (R-Neb.) urged the President to “prioritize the formal nomination of a qualified, experienced, and dedicated individual to serve as Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration." This request was made following the October 2014 retirement announcement by the former TSA administrator, who stepped down on December 31, 2014, which left the TSA without a Senate-confirmed leader for this critical security related position. On April 28, 2015, the president nominated Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger, the current Vice Commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, to fill the post.
Nomination Under Consideration:
- Vice Admiral Peter V. Neffenger to be Assistant Secretary, Transportation Security Administration, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Thursday, May 21, 2015
Full committee nomination hearing
This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. A live video of the hearing will be available at this link: http://1.usa.gov/1EKGOHw.