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Graves Statement on Nomination of Whitaker for FAA Administrator

Washington, D.C., September 8, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) statement on the Biden Administration’s nomination of Michael Whitaker to serve as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

“It’s about time that the Biden Administration put forward a qualified nominee for FAA Administrator -- a nominee with decades of experience in aviation.  For far too long, the agency has been operating without a confirmed leader, and I look forward to the Senate’s timely consideration and confirmation of Mr. Whitaker. He has the experience and temperament to be an effective leader at a time when the agency faces many challenges and the aviation system is under continued stress. The safety and success of our Nation’s aviation system depends on long-needed stability at the FAA and on Congress finishing its work on a long-term reauthorization. Hopefully Mr. Whitaker’s nomination is a step in the right direction while we wait for the Senate to resume its reauthorization work.”

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Tags: Aviation