Acting FAA chief clears a hurdle in nomination process

11/27/2012 | Washington Post, The

Michael Huerta's nomination to lead the Federal Aviation Administration was approved by a Senate committee in July, but Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., had said that he would block the five-year appointment until the outcome of the presidential election Nov. 6. A spokesman says Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., now hopes to add the nomination to a package that could be passed by the end of the congressional session. Huerta has served as acting FAA administrator since the former chief resigned last year.

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