Nominations Hearing

August 6, 2020


253 Russell Senate Office Building

U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker, R-Miss., chairman of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nominations hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, August 6, 2020. The hearing will consider presidential nominations to the Department of Transportation, Surface Transportation Board, and Amtrak Board of Directors.

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  • Mr. Eric Soskin, of Virginia, to be Inspector General, Department of Transportation
  • Mr. Robert Primus, of New Jersey, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board
  • Ms. Sarah Feinberg, of West Virginia, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors
  • Mr. Chris Koos, of Illinois, to be a Director of the Amtrak Board of Directors

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Thursday, August 6, 2020
10:00 a.m.
Full Committee Hearing

This hearing will take place in the Russell Senate Office Building 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on

*In order to maintain physical distancing as advised by the Office of the Attending Physician, seating for credentialed press will be limited throughout the course of the hearing. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.


Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Maria Cantwell

Witness Panel 1