Thune Statement on Confirmation of White House OSTP Director

January 2, 2019

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, issued the following statement on the Senate’s confirmation, by voice vote, of Dr. Kelvin Droegemeier to serve as the Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).

“The Senate has confirmed a highly respected scientist and academic to help further our nation’s economic competitiveness and national security,” said Thune. “I’m looking forward to working with Dr. Droegemeier and expect his leadership will benefit the scientific community and our nation.

The Commerce Committee approved Dr. Droegemeier’s nomination by voice vote on September 5, 2018.