The U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing on November 30 in Washington D.C. to consider nominations including that of Long Beach Harbor Commissioner Mario Cordero to the Federal Maritime Commission. The next steps are consideration for approval by the Committee and if approved, then a vote by the full Senate.
Commissioner Cordero was nominated recently by President Barack Obama to fill a vacancy on the Federal Maritime Commission. Cordero, a Long Beach attorney, has served for seven years on the Long Beach Board of Harbor Commissioners.
"I am eager to put my experience to work on behalf of the Federal Maritime Commission. The Commission's work is vital in assisting the economic recovery by facilitating international trade through the nation's ports, as well as supporting increases in the efficiency and sustainability of shipping and port operations," Cordero told the Committee at the nomination hearing.