The U.S. Senate Environment and Public Works Committee approved by voice vote the nomination of Nicole Nason to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA). The Portland Cement Association (PCA), which endorsed Nason’s nomination in a letter to the committee, urged the full Senate to move expeditiously to confirm her.

Nicole Nason

“The Portland Cement Association strongly supports Nicole Nason to be the administrator of the Federal Highway Administration as the federal government looks to reauthorize the FAST Act and develop a funding solution for the Highway Trust Fund before it becomes insolvent,” said PCA President and CEO Michael Ireland. “The challenges facing America’s roads, bridges and tunnels are considerable and Nason brings the type of experience that is needed for this important position. PCA believes the full Senate will confirm Nason in the near future and PCA looks forward to developing a strong working relationship with her going forward.”

Nason, a former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration chief (2006-2008), is currently assistant secretary of the Bureau of Administration. She previously served as the acting assistant secretary for overseas building operations and as senior advisor to the Secretary of State.