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Joint Statement from T&I Chairman Sam Graves and Aviation Chairman Garret Graves on Senate’s Confirmation of Whitaker for FAA Administrator

Washington, D.C., October 24, 2023 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO) and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA) joint statement on the Senate’s confirmation of Michael Whitaker as Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA):

“We want to congratulate Michael Whitaker on being confirmed as the next Administrator of the FAA. This is a critical time for aviation, and the FAA has been without an Administrator for far too long. Mr. Whitaker’s confirmation will provide much needed stability and certainty for the agency and the broader aviation industry as a whole.

“Having confirmed an FAA Administrator, we hope that the Senate will now return its focus to the critical work of passing a long-term FAA reauthorization bill. In July, the House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan five-year FAA bill to improve the National Airspace System’s efficiency, safety, and airport infrastructure. It’s time for the Senate to follow suit.

“We look forward to working with Administrator Whitaker and our colleagues in the House and Senate to get a comprehensive reauthorization bill signed into law as soon as possible and to helping ensure the United States remains the undisputed global leader in aerospace.”

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Tags: Aviation