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Rebecca F. Dye

Counsel: Robert M. Blair (Interim)
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Commissioner Rebecca F. Dye, of North Carolina, was nominated by President George W. Bush on June 13, 2002 and was confirmed by the United States Senate on November 14, 2002. She was nominated to her second term by President Bush on July 12, 2005 and confirmed by the Senate on July 22, 2005. She was nominated to her third term, which expires on June 30, 2015, by President Barack Obama and confirmed by the Senate on April 14, 2011. On May 26, 2016, Commissioner Dye was nominated by President Obama and confirmed by the Senate on June 29, 2016, for a term expiring June 30, 2020.

Prior to her appointment to the FMC, Commissioner Dye was Counsel to the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. She held that position from 1995 until 2002. As Counsel, she provided advice to Members of Congress on issues pertaining to commercial shipping, international maritime agreements, oil pollution, maritime safety and law enforcement, the Federal budget process and Federal financing.

Commissioner Dye comes to the Commission with an extensive background in maritime matters. She began her Federal career as a commissioned officer and attorney in the Coast Guard’s Office of the Chief Counsel, then served as a law instructor at the Coast Guard Academy. After two years as an attorney at the U.S. Maritime Administration, she joined the staff of the former Committee on Merchant Marine and Fisheries, and served there as Minority Counsel from 1987 to 1995.

Commissioner Dye graduated from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1974, and earned a law degree from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1977.

Related Articles

Statement of Commissioner Rebecca Dye Before the Surface Transportation Board Oversight Hearing on Demurrage and Accessorial Charges
Posted: May 22, 2019

Good morning, Chairman Begeman, Vice Chairman Fuchs, and Member Oberman.  Thank you for the opportunity to appear before you today to discuss the recommendations of the Memphis Supply Chain Innovation Team. The Federal Maritime Commission recently has employed a new approach, Innovation Teams, to develop commercial solutions to freight delivery… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye NCBFFA Annual Conference San Antonio, Texas
Posted: April 16, 2019

It’s a pleasure to be here with you, colleagues and old friends. Thank you for recognizing the work that we do at the Federal Maritime Commission. The Commission has changed since I last spoke with you.  Doubled, in fact. We have two additional Commissioners.  I hope you’ve had the chance… Read More »

Remarks of Commissioner Rebecca Dye American Association of Port Authorities
Posted: March 21, 2019

I’ve had the opportunity to meet and visit many port officials in the United States and internationally. It’s good to see you today. I look forward to visiting many more of you in the future. Thanks to Kurt Nagle and Jean Godwin and everybody at the AAPA, for this invitation… Read More »

Remarks of FMC Commissioner Rebecca Dye Women’s Traffic and Tourism Club Dinner Baltimore, Maryland
Posted: March 13, 2019

Thank you for that kind introduction. It’s a pleasure to be here this evening. Thank you so much for inviting me. Because this group is devoted to both transportation and tourism, I’ll begin with a few brief remarks about the Commission’s flagship programs in each area, and then comment on… Read More »