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From today’s Congressional Record:
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation: Committee ordered favorably reported the nominations of Charles D. Nottingham, of Virginia, to be a Member of the Surface Transportation Board, and Sean T. Connaughton, of Virginia, to be Administrator of the Maritime Administration, both of the Department of Transportation, Robert L. Sumwalt III, of South Carolina, to be a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board, Jay M. Cohen, of New York, to be Under Secretary of Homeland Security for Science and Technology, Nathaniel F. Wienecke, of New York, to be an Assistant Secretary of Commerce, and a promotion list for National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
Next stop, a confirmation vote by the full Senate. This could happen by sometime this weekend, folks….
UPDATE: Sean now has a calendar number, 844, on the Senate’s Executive Calendar, which indicates this will probably happen soon. As soon as the pension bill clears the Senate containing Sen Baucus’s fix to the highway bill, it should be smooth sailing. My sources are telling me this could be a done deal in the next 24 hours.
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