The President has recess-appointed Stephen T. Hart, of Virginia, to be an Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Public Affairs. He would succeed Marion Clifton Blakey.
Currently Mr. Hart serves as Deputy Assistant Secretary for Industry Affairs and Public Liaison at the U.S. Department of Transportation. Prior to this he served as Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of the Office of Legislative Affairs, 1991 - 92. He has also served as a Special Assistant to the President and Deputy Press Secretary, 1989 - 91; Assistant to the Vice President for Press Relations, 1987 - 89; and Assistant Press Secretary for Foreign Affairs for the Vice President's Office, 1985 - 87.
Mr. Hart graduated from George Washington University (B.A., 1982). He was born September 22, 1957, in Pasadena, CA.