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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 Conner McCaskillGovernment watchdog finds safety gaps in assisted living homes GOP Senate candidate fundraising lags behind Dems in key races McCaskill challenger links human trafficking to 'sexual revolution' of 1960s 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.