June 18, 2021

President Donald Trump is poised to release a list of ethics officials he’s appointed to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, The Hill has learned.

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Carolyn Kaster, a top official in the Federal Highway Administration, is expected to deliver her recommendations to the agency’s acting chair, Stephen G. Hahn, according to the group.

“The safety of our citizens is paramount, and the American public deserves a list with which they can discuss the importance of safety and the ways we can protect them,” Kaster said in a statement.

Hahn has appointed his deputy, Stephen R. Dorsett, to oversee the NHTAS, which has jurisdiction over safety issues.

Dorsett is a member of the Federal Aviation Administration and has worked on air safety matters for years.

He has been nominated to serve on the board by former President George W. Bush.

The NHTAs office is in charge of overseeing a wide range of air safety issues, including fuel economy standards, air bag deployment, vehicle performance and emissions.

At a news conference with members of Congress, House Oversight Chairman Jason P. Chaffetz said he has spoken with his colleagues in the House about the importance and importance of releasing the list.

Trump’s nominees are scheduled to meet with the committee next week.

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