TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE SENATE TO CONFIRM MR. HUERTA AS FAA ADMINISTRATOR

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ARTICLE: FAA nominee in the clear after DeMint lifts objection

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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.

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1 Comment on "TIME IS RUNNING OUT FOR THE SENATE TO CONFIRM MR. HUERTA AS FAA ADMINISTRATOR"

  1. Jennifer Keenan | November 28, 2012 at 12:22 pm | Reply

    I It is prudent for the FAA to make this decesion based on the ten or twenty year future of the industry. Weather or not Mr. Huerta is “Politically” acceptable for the position is irrelevant and should not have been give one ounce of conisderation in weather or not he is correct for the position. His lack of aviation expirience is of grave concern as this industry continues to press on forward with what little it has to work with, and he should fully understand that his job is not going to be easy, but I think that dispite his lack of expirience he will be ok in the position.

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