By Frank N. Wilner, Capitol Hill Contributing Editor, Railway Age Magazine; January 17, 2019
Five nominations for rail transportation federal leadership posts were announced Jan. 16 by President Trump. All are nominees from the previous session of Congress, and were cleared by respective Senate oversight committees for confirmation on the Senate floor—but none advanced for a floor vote prior to the Senate adjourning.
Under Senate rules, nominations not acted upon during a two-year congressional session must be returned to the White House for resubmission—if the President so chooses—during the succeeding session.
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