President Trump’s nominee for the No. 2 spot at the U.S. Department of Transportation will appear before the Senate Commerce Committee on March 29.
Jeffrey Rosen, nominee to be Secretary Elaine Chao’s deputy, said the three challenges before the department are safety and regulation, infrastructure funding and the air traffic control system. Responding to a questionnaire ahead of the hearing, he added he is interested in the job because he believes he can “make a positive contribution.”
He has been a consistent contributor to Republicans in recent years. In 2011, Rosen contributed $2,455 to the “Romney for President” campaign. The following year, he contributed $2,500 to the “Romney-Ryan” ticket. And in 2016, he contributed $500 to the “Rubio for President” campaign, according to documents he provided to the committee.
Rosen was a partner at Kirkland & Ellis. Before that, he was general counsel at DOT and the Office of Management and Budget during President George W. Bush’s administration.
The hearing is scheduled for 2:30 p.m.