Committee Announces Hearing for Four Nominees

July 19, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene a nomination hearing at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, July 26, 2017, for four nominees.

The nominees’ questionnaires are available at


- Ronald L. Batory, of New Jersey, to be Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration
- Mark Buzby, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration
- Peter B. Davidson, of Virginia, to be General Counsel of the Department of Commerce
- Karen Dunn Kelley, of Pennsylvania, to be Under Secretary of Commerce for Economic Affairs

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, July 26, 2017
10:00 a.m.
Full committee

This hearing will take place in Senate Russell Office Building, Room 253. Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available on