The nomination of Michael Huerta to be FAA Administrator sat before the Senate Commerce Committee on June 22 and has languished there due to valid political objections. Senator DeMint put a hold on the advice and consent vote.
As reported by the Washington Post, that blockage has been removed. All aviation interests had expressed support of Mr. Huerta in conjunction with the hearings and since the election, two unions have reiterated that the nomination should be confirmed.
THE SENATE, BEFORE IT RECESSES FOR THE YEAR, MUST EXERCISE ITS ADVICE AND CONSENT POWER TO CONFIRM MR. HUERTA. Political issues have been resolved and the FAA needs to know that its leader is there for the next five years.Share this article: