Sens. Clear Obama's NHTSA Pick Amid Air Bag Recall Furor

Law360, Los Angeles (December 10, 2014, 4:05 PM EST) -- The Senate Commerce Committee on Tuesday approved President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, a week after the nominee assured the panel that he would restore the agency's tarnished reputation following the General Motors Co. and Takata Corp. recalls.

The committee unanimously approved Mark R. Rosekind, who has said he would boost efforts to catch automakers that don't report safety defects and to enforce recalls, to be the NHTSA's next administrator, according to a daily digest of Senate proceedings.

Rosekind is a former NASA scientist and human fatigue expert who has sat on the National Transportation...

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