Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee

Heat Illness, Ocean Pollution, and Other Legislation, and Nominations of Michael Morgan to be Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction at NOAA, and others

253 Russell
Wed, 22 Jun 2022 14:00:00 GMT

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, will convene an Executive Session at 10 a.m. EDT on Wednesday, June 22, 2022, to consider several pieces of legislation and nominations.


  • S. 2333, Equal Pay for Team USA Act of 2021
  • S. 2510, Preventing HEAT Illness and Death Act of 2021
  • S. 4293, Pharmacy Benefit Manager Transparency Act of 2022
  • S. 4321, Save Our Seas 2.0
  • S. 4357, MARAD
  • Nomination of Ms. Robin Meredith Cohn Hutcheson, of Utah, to be Administrator of the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration (PN1944)
  • Nomination of Mr. Sean Burton, of California, to be a Member of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (PN1535)
  • Nomination of Dr. Michael Cottman Morgan, of Wisconsin, to be Assistant Secretary for Environmental Observation and Prediction, NOAA (PN1674)
  • Coast Guard Promotions (PN1852 and PN2083)

Dr. Michael Morgan is a professor in the Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and associate chair of its undergraduate program. He served on the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) Board on Women and Minorities and on the AMS Scientific and Technological Activities Commission. Dr. Morgan has served on the World Meteorological Organization World Weather Research Program’s Science Steering Committee and is currently a member of the Board of Directors of the American Institute of Physics. Dr. Morgan was an AMS/UCAR Congressional Science Fellow in Senator Ben Cardin’s office working as a senior legislative aid on energy and environment issues. Previously, Dr. Morgan was Division Director for the Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences at the National Science Foundation.