Foxx, Pritzker to testify at budget hearing

U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Anthony Foxx and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker will testify before the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation on Tuesday during a hearing on the president's fiscal 2016 budget.

President Barack Obama's budget proposal calls for $9.8 billion in discretionary funding for the Commerce Department, and $94.7 billion in discretionary and mandatory for the DOT.

The proposed transportation budget comes as the DOT is actively seeking approval of the Obama administration’s $478 billion transportation bill, which would provide long-term funding to pay for iimprovements to the country's aging infrastructure, including bridges and roads. 

The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, chaired by Sen. John Thune (R-SD) oversees both departments.

The "Examining the FY 2016 Budget Requests for the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Transportation" hearing begins at 9 a.m. in the Senate Russell Office Building, Room 223.

Live video of the hearing will be broadcast online at http://1.usa.gov/1Espqv7.

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