Senate Confirms NTSB Chairwoman Jennifer Homendy
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Jennifer Homendy was recently confirmed by the U.S. Senate to become the National Transportation Safety Board’s chairwoman.
Prior to kicking off their congressional summer recess, senators gave her nomination voice-vote approval Aug. 9. Homendy’s confirmation occurred shortly after a Senate committee had easily approved her nomination to lead the transportation investigatory agency.
Senators had emphasized her experience in transportation safety policy. Homendy affirmed her qualifications during her Senate confirmation hearing.
The Homendy File
Jennifer Homendy's career résumé:
• 2018-present: National Transportation Safety Board
• 2004-2018: Democratic staff director, Committee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials
• 1999-2004: Legislatislative representative, International Brotherhood of Teamsters
• 1997-1999: Legislative representative, Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO
• 1996-1997: Manager, Government Relations, American Iron and Steel Institute
“I am a strong advocate for safety,” she said, “and I have spent nearly two decades supporting the critical safety mission of the National Transportation Safety Board to investigate crashes in all modes of transportation, determine the probable causes, and issue safety recommendations aimed at preventing future tragedies and injuries and saving lives.”
Homendy has served as an NTSB member since 2018. Per background information the White House provided, she previously held positions with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters, the AFL-CIO and the American Iron and Steel Institute.
NTSB investigates high-profile transportation accidents, and also publishes a series of recommendations meant to expand safety programs and guide federal regulators and policymakers.
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