The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee “on Thursday approved, with a voice vote, the nomination of John Pistole to be head of the Transportation Security Administration,” the Washington Post reports.
Last week, his nomination was advanced by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
Now that the nomination has cleared both panels, it will go to the full Senate.
If approved as expected, Pistole, currently deputy director of the FBI, will run an agency that has not had a full-time director since President Obama took office. His two previous nominees withdrew. The TSA plays a major role in protecting air, rail and trucking safety.
The nomination was unanimously approved by the full Senate today.
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