Trump Nominates Two Federal Maritime Commissioners

Trump Nominates Two Federal Maritime Commissioners

November 16, 2018  | Alexander Laska

November 16, 2018

President Trump announced this week the nominations of two Federal Maritime Commission members, one of whom previously served on the Commission.

Daniel B. Maffei is nominated to serve the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2022. Mr. Maffei served as a member of the Commission from 2016-2018, nominated by then-President Obama to complete a term expiring in June 2017, and then completing his one-year holdover period ending June 2018.

Mr. Maffei previously served for two non-consecutive terms in Congress (2009-2011 and 2013-2015), representing Central New York including Syracuse. He was ousted by Republican John Kakto in the 2014 midterms.

L.E. Sola is nominated to serve the remainder of a five-year term expiring June 30, 2023. Mr. Sola currently serves on the Florida Board of Pilots Commissioners and presides over the probable cause panel for maritime incidents.

The two nominations bring up the total number of transportation-related nominees awaiting Senate confirmation to 14. The others include two assistant secretaries at DOT, administrators for the FTA and NHTSA, three Amtrak Board of Directors members, two Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Board members, and three Surface Transportation Board members.

Eno is monitoring the status of pending transportation nominations and will continually update this page.

Nominees still waiting to be confirmed (as of Nov. 16, 2018):

  • Joel Szabat, Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs, DOT
  • Diana Furchtgott-Roth, Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology, DOT
  • Thelma Drake, Administrator, FTA
  • Heidi King, Administrator, NHTSA
  • Lynn Westmoreland, Amtrak Board of Directors member (five-year term)
  • Joseph Gruters, Amtrak Board of Directors member (remainder of term expiring 10/4/22)
  • Rick Dearborn, Amtrak Board of Directors member (five-year term)
  • Alan Cobb, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Board member (remainder of term expiring 11/11/23)
  • William S. McDermott, Metropolitan Washington Airport Authority Board member (remainder of term expiring 5/30/24)
  • Patrick Fuchs, Surface Transportation Board member (five-year term)
  • Michelle Schultz, Surface Transportation Board member (five-year term)
  • Martin Oberman, Surface Transportation Board member (five-year term)
  • Dan Maffei, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission (remainder of term expiring 6/30/22)
  • L.E. Sola, Commissioner, Federal Maritime Commission (remainder of term expiring 6/30/23)
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