Senate approves Cordero, Dye to FMC
The U.S. Senate Thursday confirmed President Obama’s nominations of Rebecca F. Dye and Mario Cordero as Federal Maritime Commissioners.
They will be sworn in within the next several weeks. It’s the first time the FMC has had all five commissioners since November 2006.
Cordero, a private practice attorney who has served since 2003 on the Long Beach Harbor Commission, was appointed to the FMC by President Barack Obama last year and confirmed by the Senate on Thursday. His term would expire June 30, 2014.
At Long Beach Cordero served as both vice president and president of the port’s board, and spearheaded its pioneering green port policy and clean air action plan. He is also a professor of political science at Long Beach City College.
‘Long Beach Port Commissioner Cordero has been a leader in the port’s innovative trade promotion and environmental policies, and I welcome having his valuable experience and perspective from our West Coast ports,’ FMC Chairman Richard Lidinsky said in a statement.
Dye, first sworn in on Nov. 14, 2002, has served two terms at the FMC. She was reappointed to serve another term that will expire June 30, 2015. Last year she served as fact-finding officer for the FMC’s investigation into vessel capacity and equipment availability for U.S. exporters and importers.