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Thursday, January 18, 2018

Senate Committee Holds Hearing On Hathaway And Scroggins Nominations

The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a hearing on the nominations of William D. Hathaway and Joe Scroggins, Jr. to the Federal Maritime Commission (FMC). Sen. John Breaux, chairman of the Merchant Marine Subcommittee, presided at the hearing.

Mr. Hathaway is a graduate of Harvard College and Harvard Law School. He has been renominated to the FMC and will continue to serve as chairman, the position he has held since April 1993. Mr.

Hathaway served as a U.S. senator from 1973 to 1979, and in the House of Representatives from 1965 to 1973, where he was a member of the Merchant Marine and Fisheries Committee. Mr. Scroggins is a graduate of the Merchant Marine Academy and Harvard Business School, and has been the senior deputy port director for the Tampa Port Authority since 1990. He was previously director of facilities and director of planning for the Port of Houston Authority(1981-1990), and before that he was a senior transportation analyst at John J.

McMullen Associates, Inc. and an economist with Conoco, Inc.


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