Nomination Hearing

April 29, 2021

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nomination hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 29, 2021 to consider the presidential nomination of Dr. Eric Lander to be Director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP).


  • Dr. Eric S. Lander, of Massachusetts, to be Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP)

Hearing Details:

Thursday, April 29, 2021

10:00 A.M.

Full Committee (Hybrid)


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 markup. Due to current limited access to the Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this markup via the live stream. 



Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Roger Wicker

Witness Panel 1