Executive Session and Nominations Hearing

October 20, 2021

Nomination

WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene an executive session at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, October 20, 2021 to consider the presidential nominations of Victoria Marie Wassmer, to be the Chief Financial Officer, DOT; Mohsin Raza Syed, to be Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs, DOT; Amitabha Bose, to be the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration, DOT; Meera Joshi to be the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; Mary Boyle, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission; and Rear Admiral Nancy Hann, to be Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.

Immediately following the executive session, the Committee will hold a hearing to consider the presidential nominations of Max Vekich to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission; Christopher Coes to be Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, DOT; and Laurie E. Locascio, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, DOC.

 

DETAILS

Commerce Committee Executive Session

10:00 a.m.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Committee Hearing Room, Russell 253

 

Executive Session Agenda: 

  • Victoria Marie Wassmer, to be the Chief Financial Officer, DOT
  • Mohsin Raza Syed, to be Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs, DOT
  • Amitabha Bose, to be the Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration
  • Meera Joshi, to be the Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, DOT
  • Mary Boyle, to be a Commissioner of the Consumer Product Safety Commission
  • Rear Admiral Nancy Hann, to be Director, NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps and Office of Marine and Aviation Operations
  • Coast Guard Promotions (PN1144)
  • Coast Guard Promotion (PN1073)

 

 

At the conclusion of the markup, the Committee will go directly into the nomination hearing.

Nominees: 

  • Max Vekich, to be a Commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission 
  • Christopher Coes, to be Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy, DOT
  • Laurie E. Locascio, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology, DOC

 

WATCH LIVESTREAM:  www.commerce.senate.gov

 

Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream. Social distancing is now lifted for vaccinated members of the press who wish to attend. The Office of the Attending Physician recommends that all individuals wear masks while in interior spaces and other individuals are present.

News Release

 

Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chair Maria Cantwell

    Nominations Hearing Opening Statement

Witness Panel 1

  • Max Vekich

    To be a Commissioner
    Federal Maritime Commission
  • Christopher Coes

    To be Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy
    Department of Transportation
    Coes Testimony.pdf (119.80 KB)
  • Laurie E. Locascio

    To be Under Secretary of Commerce for Standards and Technology
    Department of Commerce