Senate approves new Federal Highway Administration chief

U.S. Sens. Susan Collins (R-ME) and Angus King (I-ME) said the Senate unanimously approved Greg Nadeau this week as the new leader of the Federal Highway Administration.

Nadeau is originally from Lewiston, Maine, and was previously senior policy adviser to King when he was the state's governor from 1995 to 2002. Nadeau had been serving as deputy administrator of the Federal Highway Administration since 2009.

Nadeau spent part of his time with the King administration as the deputy commissioner for policy, planning and communications with the Maine Department of Transportation (MaineDOT). Nadeau took on this role until 2009.

Nadeau represented Lewiston in the Maine House of Representatives from 1978 to 1990. In 2015, President Obama nominated Nadeau to be the next Federal Highway Administration chief.

“Greg Nadeau is the right person to lead the Federal Highway Administration. He is a true leader whose experience and strength of character position him to lead this critical agency into the future,” a joint statement from Senators King and Collins said. “We are delighted the Senate unanimously approved his nomination and look forward to working with him to modernize America’s highway system.”

The two senators testified to back the nomination of Nadeau during the Senate’s hearing for the Committee on Environment and Public Works.

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