April 16, 2018: Jennifer L. Homendy was nominated as a Member of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) on Wednesday, April 11, 2018. Homendy, of Virginia, was nominated for the rest of a five-year term that ends on Dec. 31, 2019. Homendy is currently the Democratic Staff Director for the Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials at the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure at the U.S. House of Representatives, a position that she has held since 2004. Homendy advises Congressmen about legislation that involves railroads, the safety of iol and natural gas pipelines and the transportation of hazardous materials. She is certified by the International Association of Fire Fighters on Core HazMat Operations and Missions-Specific PPE and Product Control. From 1999 to 2004, she was a legislative representative for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters. Before that, Homendy worked for the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO, the American Iron and Steel Institute, and the National Federation of Independent Business. Homendy graduated from Pennsylvania State University.