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Jennifer Homendy remains NTSB chair

Jennifer L. Homendy
Photo: National Transportation Safety Board

Washington — The Senate has confirmed Jennifer Homendy for a second term as chair of the National Transportation Safety Board.

Homendy’s term, set for three years, was approved May 14 with a voice vote. Her new term as an agency board member, set to expire Dec. 31, 2029, was confirmed in the same manner on the same day.

Homendy has served as NTSB chair since August 2021 and on the board since July 2018.

“Jennifer Homendy has guided the NTSB through some of the most high-profile transportation accidents this nation has seen in recent memory – from the East Palestine train derailment to the Alaska Airlines door plug accident and now the Francis Scott Key Bridge collapse,” Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-WA), who chairs the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said in a press release.

“We’re fortunate that Chair Homendy will continue leading the agency’s critical investigative work with independence and integrity and will continue advocating for ways to make the nation’s transportation system safer for Americans.”

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