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 McCaskillPompeo lacks votes for positive vote on panel Overnight Energy: Senate confirms Bridenstine as NASA chief | Watchdog probes Pruitt’s use of security detail | Emails shine light on EPA science policy changes Heitkamp becomes first Dem to back Pompeo for secretary of State 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.