The U.S. Senate has confirmed the nominations of Michael P. Huerta as administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and William P. Doyle as commissioner of the Federal Maritime Commission.
Huerta was confirmed for a five-year term as FAA administrator after the position had been vacant for more than a year, the Chicago Tribune reported. He has acted in the role since December 2011, when his predecessor, Randy Babbitt, resigned after being arrested and charged with drunk driving.
Doyle will replace Joseph E. Brennan, a former governor of Maine, according to Pennsylvania’s York Daily Record. The term will end in June, and Doyle could then be reconfirmed for a five-year term, or retain the seat until a replacement is confirmed.
The Senate also confirmed numerous nominations to the Department of Commerce, Department of Transportation, Federal Communications Commission, Federal Trade Commission, Amtrak’s board of directors and the U.S. Coast Guard.