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Senate Confirms Senior USDOT Officials

May 17, 2022

Nominees to fill senior roles at the U.S. Department of Transportation recently were confirmed by the Senate.

John Putnam was approved to serve as general counsel, and Vicky Wassmer was approved as chief financial officer.

The Senate also voted 75-22 to confirm retired Rear Admiral Ann Phillips to lead the Maritime Administration.

Putnam, who had been serving as deputy general counsel, told senators the recently enacted $1 trillion infrastructure law will “strengthen supply chains and enhance resilience by making necessary investments in our ports, airports, rail and highways.”

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