Chairman Rockefeller's Statement on Nomination of Ms. Ann Begeman to the Surface Transportation Board

December 21, 2010

Chairman RockefellerWASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV released this statement following President Obama’s nomination of Ms. Ann Begeman to be a Surface Transportation Board Member:

“I am pleased with President Obama’s selection of Ann Begeman to be a Surface Transportation Board Member. She is extremely well qualified for the position. Through her work on the Commerce Committee, Ms. Begeman has developed an excellent command of surface transportation issues. Her expertise and intellect will enable her to dive right into the complicated issues that come before the Surface Transportation Board that are so important to captive shippers and the entire rail industry. Ms. Begeman is a consummate professional, ever ready to work together to find solutions to complex issues. I am confident she will bring that same can-do spirit to this position. I look forward to working with my colleagues to move her nomination forward as quickly as possible.”