Status of Pending and Past Presidential Transportation Nominations

Status of Pending and Past Presidential Transportation Nominations

September 26, 2017  | ENO CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION

Updated May 21, 2020

STATUS OF PENDING TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRANSPORTATION NOMINATIONS

Department of Transportation Joel Szabat Under Secretary for Policy Nomination transmitted 5/4/20
Department of Transportation Finch Fulton Assistant Secretary for Transportation Policy Nomination reported 5/20/20 (Cal. No. 690)
Department of Transportation Diana Furchtgott-Roth Assistant Secretary for Research and Technology Nomination reported 5/20/20 (Cal. No. 693)
Department of Transportation Eric Soskin Inspector General Nomination announced 5/15/20
Amtrak Board of Directors Rick Dearborn Member, for a term of five years Nomination reported 5/20/20 (Cal. No. 696)
Amtrak Board of Directors Joseph Gruters Member, for a term of five years Nomination reported 5/20/20 (Cal. No. 694)
Amtrak Board of Directors Lynn Westmoreland Member, for a term of five years Nomination reported 5/20/20 (Cal. No. 695)
Amtrak Board of Directors Chris Koos Member, for a term of five years Nomination transmitted 5/21/20
Amtrak Board of Directors Sarah Feinberg Member, for a term of five years Nomination transmitted 5/21/20
Surface Transportation Board Michelle Schultz Member for a term of five years Nomination reported 7/10/19 (Cal. No. 369)

Stages of the process:

  1. The White House announces the President’s intention to nominate.
  2. Transmission of the official nomination paperwork from the White House to the Senate.
  3. Hearing in front of a Senate committee. (Optional – some lower-profile nominees get approved without a hearing.)
  4. Vote in committee to approve or reject the nomination.
  5. The chairman of the committee reports the nomination to the Senate and it is placed on the Executive Calendar. (Per S. Res. 116, some low-profile nominees can now go straight to the Calendar without being approved in committee or formally reported – see here for details.)
  6. The Senate votes to confirm or reject the nomination. (Alternately, the nomination could sit on the Calendar indefinitely, until withdrawn or until automatically returned to the President at the end of the year.)

STATUS OF TRUMP ADMINISTRATION TRANSPORTATION NOMINEES CONFIRMED BY THE SENATE

Department of Transportation Elaine L. Chao Secretary Nomination confirmed 1/31/17
Department of Transportation Jeffrey Rosen Deputy Secretary Nomination confirmed 5/16/17
Department of Transportation Derek Kan Under Secretary for Policy Nomination confirmed 11/13/17
Department of Transportation Steven Bradbury General Counsel Nomination confirmed 11/14/17
Department of Transportation John Kramer Chief Financial Officer Nomination confirmed 11/21/19
Department of Transportation Joel Szabat Assistant Secretary for Aviation and International Affairs Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Department of Transportation Adam Sullivan Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs Nomination confirmed 2/13/18
DOT – Federal Aviation Administration Stephen Dickson Administrator Nomination confirmed 7/24/19
DOT – Federal Highway Administration Nicole Nason Administrator Nomination confirmed 3/28/19
DOT – Federal Railroad Administration Ronald Batory Administrator Nomination confirmed 2/13/18
DOT – Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Raymond Martinez Administrator Nomination confirmed 2/13/18
DOT – Maritime Administration Mark Buzby Administrator Nomination confirmed 8/3/17
DOT – Pipeline & Hazmat Safety Administration Howard Elliott Administrator Nomination confirmed 10/5/17
DHS – Transportation Security Administration David Pekoske Asst. Secretary and Administrator Nomination confirmed 8/3/17
International Civil Aviation Organization Thomas Carter U.S. Representative and Ambassador Nomination confirmed 11/2/17
Federal Maritime Commission Dan Maffei Member for the remainder of a five-year term expiring 6/30/22 Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Federal Maritime Commission L.E. Sola Member the remainder of a five-year term expiring 6/30/23 Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Federal Maritime Commission Carl Bentzel Member for a term expiring 6/30/24 Nomination confirmed 11/21/19
National Mediation Board Kyle Fortson Member for a term expiring 7/1/19 Nomination confirmed 11/2/17
National Mediation Board Gerald Fauth Member for a term expiring 7/1/20 Nomination confirmed 11/2/17
National Mediation Board Linda Pachula (reappointment) Member for a term expiring 7/1/18 Nomination confirmed 11/2/17
Nat’l Transportation Safety Board Robert Sumwalt Member through 12/31/21 and Chairman for a 2-year term Nomination confirmed 8/3/17
Nat’l Transportation Safety Board Bruce Landsberg Member for a term beginning 1/1/18 Nomination confirmed 7/24/18
Nat’l Transportation Safety Board Jennifer Homendy Member for a term expiring 12/31/19 Nomination confirmed 7/24/18
Nat’l Transportation Safety Board Jennifer Homendy Member for a term expiring 12/31/24 Nomination confirmed 8/1/19
National Transportation Safety Board Michael Graham Member for the remainder of a term expiring 12/31/20 and a new term expiring 12/31/25 Nomination confirmed 12/19/19
National Transportation Safety Board Thomas Chapman Member for the remainder of a term expiring 12/31/23 Nomination confirmed 12/19/19
Railroad Retirement Board Erhard Chorlé Member for a term expiring 8/28/22 Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Railroad Retirement Board Thomas Jayne Member for a term expiring 8/28/23 Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Railroad Retirement Board Jonathan Bragg Member for a portion of a term expiring 8/28/19 and a term expiring 8/28/24 Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Surface Transportation Board Patrick Fuchs Member for a five-year term Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
Surface Transportation Board Martin Oberman Member for a five-year term Nomination confirmed 1/2/19
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers R.D. James Assistant Secretary of the Army for Civil Works Nomination confirmed 1/25/18
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