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Senate committee advances Robin Hutcheson’s nomination as FMCSA administrator

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Washington — The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on July 22 voted to advance Robin Hutcheson’s nomination as administrator for the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration.

Hutcheson has been serving as FMCSA’s acting administrator since Jan. 19. President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate her for the permanent role in April.

FMCSA hasn’t had a Senate-confirmed leader since Raymond Martinez resigned in October 2019. Biden nominated Meera Joshi for the role in April 2021, but she stepped down in December to become New York City’s deputy mayor of operations.

 

Hutcheson is a former deputy assistant secretary for safety policy at the Department of Transportation. She also served as the director of public works for the City of Minneapolis and transportation director for Salt Lake City. Hutcheson also is a past president and member of the board of directors for the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

Hutcheson’s nomination next goes before the full Senate. At press time, no date had been set.

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