Executive Session

May 20, 2021

Markup

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), the Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene an executive session at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 20, 2021, to consider the nomination of Eric S. Lander to be the Director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). Directly following the executive session, the committee will consider the presidential nominations of Pamela A. Melroy to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Carlos A. Monje, Jr. to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy; and Richard W. Spinrad to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere.

Executive Session Agenda:

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

Executive Session Details:

Thursday, May 20, 2021

10:00 a.m. EDT

Full Committee

Executive Session #8

SH-216

Please Note: Once the markup has concluded, we will go straight into the nomination hearing

Hearing Witnesses:

  • Col. Pamela A. Melroy (USAF, Ret.), of New York, to be Deputy Administrator of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration
  • Hon. Carlos A. Monje, Jr., of Louisiana, to be Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy
  • Dr. Richard W. Spinrad, of Oregon, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Oceans and Atmosphere

Hearing Details:

Thursday, May 20, 2021

10:15 a.m. EDT

Full Committee (Hybrid)

Nominations Hearing

SH-216

This hearing will take place in the Hart Senate Office Building 216. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on www.commerce.senate.gov.

*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. 

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Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chair Maria Cantwell

Witness Panel 1