Senate confirms Rosen as DOT deputy secretary

By Land Line staff | Wednesday, May 17, 2017

The Senate voted Tuesday 56-42 to confirm Jeffrey A. Rosen as the 18th deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

Rosen comes to the position with experience as general counsel at two different federal agencies. He was appointed as general counsel and senior policy advisor for the Office of Management and Budget and served in that role from 2006-2009. Before that he was general counsel at the DOT from 2003-2006.

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Deputy Secretary Jeffrey Rosen

“I am delighted to welcome Deputy Secretary Jeff Rosen to the Department. His extensive background in transportation, budget, regulatory reform and management will be invaluable as we implement the President’s agenda,” said Secretary Elaine L. Chao in a news release announcing Rosen’s confirmation.

“I am grateful to President Trump and Secretary Chao for the opportunity to serve our country in this position and greatly look forward to applying my experience to DOT’s primary regulatory mission of safety as well as the urgent need to revitalize our nation’s infrastructure,” Rosen said. “Having served in senior government positions in the past, I’ve learned that forging good working relationships and utilizing effective communication will be keys to our success.”

OOIDA leadership congratulated Rosen on his confirmation and is looking toward getting to work.

“We’re pleased to see another key role in the DOT leadership filled,” said OOIDA Executive Vice President Todd Spencer. “Given Mr. Rosen’s previous transportation experience, we are hopeful that he can assist Secretary Chao in successfully bringing an infrastructure reform package to reality.

“We look forward to working with Secretary Chao and Deputy Secretary Rosen in addressing the issues critical that small-business truckers and drivers face daily and curtailing unnecessary, overbearing regulation.”

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