John Pistole, deputy director at the FBI, will be nominated to lead the Transportation Security Administration, the White House announced Monday. Pistole, a 27-year veteran of the FBI's counterterrorism division, won immediate support from lawmakers on Capitol Hill. Sen. Susan Collins of Maine, the ranking Republican on the Senate Homeland Security Committee, praised the president for nominating a TSA administrator candidate with "strong law enforcement experience." Pistole's nomination marks a third attempt by the Obama administration to fill the TSA's top spot.
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