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Biden's choice to lead the Federal Aviation Administration wins endorsement from a key Senate panel
President Joe Biden's pick to lead the Federal Aviation Administration has moved a step closer to Senate confirmation
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden’s second pick to lead the Federal Aviation Administration was endorsed Wednesday by a Senate committee with no Republican opposition, signaling a clear path to final approval by the full Senate.
Whitaker was the No. 2 official at FAA during the Obama administration and is currently the chief operating officer of a Hyundai affiliate working to build an air taxi aircraft.
Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, praised Whitaker for his “extensive aviation experience.”