7061 East Pleasant Valley Road, Independence, Ohio 44131 • (216) 241-2630 / Fax: (216) 241-6516

Membership
Benefits
News and Issues
Departments
Information
Secretary-Treasurer
Merchandise
Communications
FELA
Events
Links
User Info

TSA nominee to face Senate grilling today

(The following story by R.G. Edmonson appeared on The Journal of Commerce website on June 9, 2010.)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Obama administration’s third nominee to head the Transportation Security Administration faces the Senate Commerce Committee for his nomination hearing on Thursday morning.

The president nominated John S. Pistole, a veteran FBI official, on May 17 after his two previous candidates withdrew their names from consideration.

Since the September 11 terrorist attacks, Pistole has been the assistant director of the FBI’s counterintelligence and counterterrorism unit. The president called his experience “a valuable asset to our administration's efforts to strengthen the security and screening measures at our airports.”

Pistole may face tough questions from Commerce Committee Republicans opposed to unionization of TSA security officers, according to The Washington Post. The same issue arose with the administration’s first nominee, Erroll Southers, who directed homeland security for the Los Angeles World Airports Police Department.

The committee approved Southers’ nomination last November, but withdrew it in January, blaming “political ideology” after Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C. placed a hold on his confirmation.

Robert Harding, the administration’s second choice, who was nominated in March, withdrew after his hearing in May.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

Like us on Facebook at
Facebook.com/BLETNational

Sign up for BLET News Flash Alerts

© 1997-2020 Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen

 


Decertification Helpline
(216) 694-0240

National Negotiations

Sign up for BLET
News Flash Alerts

DAILY HEADLINES

CN employee killed in switching accident at rail yard in Surrey, B.C.
Shippers warn of antitrust ramifications
Metro-North engineers and conductors say trains are getting dangerously crowded
Protests, curfews prompt rail service suspensions
Teamsters hold food, PPE distribution for port truck drivers
Railway Association of Canada names first female Board Chair
Georgia Ports Authority opens first nine tracks of Mason Mega Rail project
Union Pacific train derails near downtown Little Rock
Amtrak receives $63 million in grants from FRA for NE Corridor infrastructure improvements
Amtrak discloses data breach, potential leak of customer account data
NS announces leadership and organizational changes
RRB issues statements of service, Form BA-6
May 29 update and press release from the Railroad Retirement Board Labor Member; RRB begins paying CARES Act recovery payments for unemployed rail workers
Get the latest labor news from the Teamsters

More Headlines