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 Cabinet position for Petraeus; disciplinary actions for Broadwell after affair Defense bill tackles retaliation against military sex assault victims Red-state Dems face tough votes on Trump picks 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.