Confirmation hearing scheduled for Obama DOT nominee

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Foxx has met with members of the committee since the pick was announced. At least one member, Sen. Claire McCaskillClaire McCaskillA guide to the committees: Senate Juan Williams: Senate GOP begins to push Trump away Dem senator: I may face 2018 primary from Tea Party-esque progressives MORE (D-Mo.) promised to press Foxx on allowing airline passengers to use electronic devices during take-offs and landings.

Foxx will have to be confirmed by the full Senate if his nomination is approved by the chamber's Transportation Committee next week.