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Senate Commerce Committee OKs Peter Neffenger’s Nomination as TSA Administrator

Peter Neffenger
Peter Neffenger

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved the nomination of Peter Neffenger to be the next Transportation Security Administration chief, Politico reported Thursday.

Heather Caygle and Jennifer Scholtes write the Senate Homeland Security Committee will have to consider Neffenger’s nomination within 30 days before the entire Senate decides on the motion.

President Obama nominated Neffenger to the post on April 28, Federal Times reports.

Neffenger currently serves as the U.S. Coast Guard’s vice commandant since May 2014, according to the report.

Andy Medici writes he graduated from officer candidate school in 1980s before joining the Coast Guard, where he held various roles such as deputy commandant for operations, director of strategic management and doctrine, and deputy national incident command for the Deepwater Horizon oil spill.

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