Senate releases hold on Sandberg FMCSA vote

| 7/30/2003

The Senate July 29 released a hold on the nomination of Annette Sandberg to be administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration, Capitol Hill sources told Land Line.

A hold occurs when a senator notifies the floor leader that he or she does not want a piece of legislation or nomination to reach the floor for consideration.

Sen. Craig Thomas, R-WY, had requested the Senate delay a vote on Sandberg. News reports attributed the delay to a proposed FMCSA rule that would grant an exemption to people with diabetes to drive trucks in interstate commerce.

Sandberg’s confirmation will likely take place in September.