Enrique J. Sosa

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Enrique J. Sosa, of Florida, was nominated February 10, 2006, by President George W. Bush to be a Member of the AMTRAK Reform Board. Sosa replaces Linwood Holton, whose term has expired. [1]

Sosa was appointed to the Board on January 4, 2006, by President Bush in a recess appointment. Sosa was first nominated by President Bush on February 6, 2004, and introduced June 2, 2004, to the Senate Committee on Commerce Science and Transportation.

"Bush-booster Enrique Sosa, told Democratic Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg of New Jersey in June 2004 that he had never ridden on an Amtrak train before his appointment." [2]

Although his appointment was passed by a voice vote July 22, 2004, by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, Sosa was not confirmed by the Senate during Bush's first term. President Bush then appointed Sosa in a recess appointment July 30, 2004.

Sosa's appointment was then resubmitted September 10, 2004, following his recess appointment, and again on January 24, 2005, to the Senate for confirmation.

According to Senate records, Sosa's appointment was submitted to the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation January 24, 2005. The White House lists the status of Sosa's appointment as pending.


Enrique J. Sosa is a former Amoco and Dow executive with more than a 35-year career in the chemical industry. Sosa "oversaw worldwide chemical and marketing operations for Amoco before the corporation merged with BP in 1999. ... As executive vice president, Sosa headed Amoco’s chemicals sector before becoming president of BP Amoco Chemicals after the two companies merged. Prior to joining Amoco, he was senior vice president of Dow Chemical and president of Dow North America. He also was a member of Dow’s board of directors and executive committee. A native of Cuba, Sosa has been a U.S. citizen since 1971. He maintains residences in Chicago and Key Biscayne, Fla. Sosa, who joined Dow in 1964, holds bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral degrees in agriculture from the University of Florida." [3]

"He also served as a member of the Executive Committee of the American Plastics Council, a member of the Executive Committee of the American section of the Society of Chemical Industry, and a member of the American Chemical Council." [4]


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  • S. Hrg. 105-183. Chemical Weapons Convention. Hearings Before the Committee on Foreign Relations, April 15, 1997: Enrique J. Sosa, then Executive Vice President, Chemical Sector, Amoco Corporation, signed the following statement: "The chemical industry has thoroughly examined the CWC. We have tested the treaty's record-keeping and inspection provisions. And we have concluded that the benefits of the CWC far outweigh the costs."
  • Anna Kominik, "BP Amoco announces 1,500 layoffs," Medill News Service, March 17, 1999: "In a separate announcement earlier Thursday, the company announced the unexpected resignation of the company's president of chemicals, Enrique J. Sosa. His departure was the first senior-level casualty of the merger. ... BP Amoco said that the 57-year-old Sosa had 'elected to leave the company to pursue family and other business and charitable interests.' But industry sources say the resignation is part of the fallout from the merger, which has seen several senior level managers relocated to London, the global corporate headquarters of BPAmoco."
  • "Bush announces 20 recess appointments," Associated Press (USA Today), July 31, 2004.