Two BIS Nominees Approved by Senate Banking Committee
Yesterday the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs approved the nominations of Kevin Wolf to serve as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration and David Mills to be Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement.
The Senate Banking Committee held a hearing to consider these and other Obama Administration nominees on January 21, 2010. The webcast of the hearing can be viewed here.
On November 5, 2009, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on the nomination of Eric Hirschhorn to serve as Under Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, the most senior position at the Bureau of Industry and Security. Mr. Hirschhorn's nomination was reported to the full Senate and has been included on the Senate calendar since December 17, 2009. However, the Senate has not yet held a vote on Mr. Hirschhorn's nomination or the nominations of several other nominees.