On August 8, the Senate Committee on Transportation, Veterans and Military Affairs moved to recommend confirmation of the Department of Transportation Secretary-Designee Craig Thompson. The motion passed in a 4-0 vote during the executive session. Committee Chair Senator Jerry Petrowski (R-Marathon) spoke in favor of Sec.-Designee Thompson and addressed the "sniping" going on for Governor Tony Evers' appointees. "I have known Craig for a long time. I believe that Craig is a class act and he will do a great job for the state of Wisconsin."