Bloomberg Law
March 16, 2023, 8:00 PM

Republican Pilots in Congress Urge Biden to Withdraw FAA Nominee

Lillianna Byington
Lillianna Byington

Members of Congress who are also pilots are urging President Joe Biden to withdraw his nominee to lead the Federal Aviation Administration, arguing the agency needs someone with flight experience as it deals with safety concerns.

The more than dozen Republican lawmakers told Biden his FAA nominee Phil Washington is “woefully unqualified,” according to a Thursday letter obtained by Bloomberg Government. Washington is scheduled to get a committee vote next week to advance him to the Senate floor after months of delays on his nomination, which has faced opposition from Republicans. Washington has been CEO of Denver International Airport ...