Nomination Hearing

June 24, 2021

Nomination

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, June 24, 2021 to consider the presidential nominations of the Hon. Jennifer L. Homendy to be Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB); Ms. Karen J. Hedlund to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board (STB); Dr. Robert C. Hampshire to be Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Department of Transportation (DOT); and Ms. Carol A. Petsonk to be Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, DOT.

Witnesses:

  • Hon. Jennifer L. Homendy, of Virginia, to be Chair of the National Transportation Safety Board 
  • Ms. Karen J. Hedlund, of Colorado, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board 
  • Dr. Robert C. Hampshire, of Michigan, to be Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, Department of Transportation
  • Ms. Carol A. Petsonk, of the District of Columbia, to be Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, Department of Transportation

*Witness list subject to change

Hearing Details:

Thursday, June 24, 2021

10:00 a.m. EDT

Full Committee (Hybrid)

Nominations Hearing

SR-253

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

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Webcast

Majority Statement

  • Chair Maria Cantwell

Minority Statement

  • Ranking Member Roger Wicker

Witness Panel 1