Senate Commerce Sets Nomination Hearing for Wilbur Ross to be next Secretary of Commerce

January 5, 2017

WASHINGTON - U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nomination hearing for Wilbur Ross, President-elect Donald Trump’s Secretary of the Department of Commerce designee, at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 18, 2017.

Sen. Thune released a statement upon the naming of Ross as Secretary of Commerce designee on November 30, 2016, and following their in-person meeting to discuss infrastructure and innovation on December 6, 2016.

Ross’s nomination questionnaire is available here.

Wilbur L. Ross, Jr., to be Secretary of the Department of Commerce

Hearing Details:
Wednesday, January 18, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Full committee nomination hearing
This hearing will take place in Senate Dirksen Office Building, Room G50. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

NOTE: Hearing date and location changed on 1/10/17.