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Thune-Led Commerce Hearing on Infrastructure to Feature Five Cabinet Secretaries

Transportation, Commerce, Labor, Agriculture, and Energy Secretaries to Testify on Wednesday

March 12, 2018


U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.), chairman of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, announced the witness list for the full committee hearing on Wednesday, March 14, at 10:00 a.m. EDT, titled, “Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: Administration Perspectives.” The hearing, which will be livestreamed here, will feature testimony from Department of Energy Secretary Rick Perry, Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta, Department of Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao, and Department of Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross.

“Testimony from these five cabinet secretaries will support a comprehensive public discussion with senators about the White House proposal for aligning federal resources with local infrastructure needs and helping complete projects faster,” said Thune. “The Commerce Committee welcomes the eagerness of Secretaries Chao, Ross, Acosta, Perdue, and Perry to discuss the roles of their departments in the improvement of our infrastructure to support the economy.”

On February 12, Thune and Commerce Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) issued a joint release underscoring interest in writing bipartisan infrastructure legislation.


  • Secretary Elaine Chao, U.S. Department of Transportation
  • Secretary Wilbur Ross, U.S. Department of Commerce
  • Secretary Alexander Acosta, U.S. Department of Labor
  • Secretary Sonny Perdue, U.S. Department of Agriculture
  • Secretary Rick Perry, U.S. Department of Energy

Hearing Details:

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

10:00 a.m. EDT

Full Committee

Click here for more information and a livestream of the hearing.