Huerta Likely to Remain Unconfirmed Through Election
August 07, 2012
Michael Huerta’s nomination to serve as FAA administrator will remain in limbo through the November elections.
Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) has vowed to block all executive branch appointments until after the polls close on November 6, voicing opposition to Huerta’s confirmation to serve as the agency’s chief. DeMint’s objection comes just days after the Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee unanimously approved Huerta’s nomination. At the time of the committee’s approval, no senator had voiced opposition to Huerta.
While DeMint is the only senator to raise a public objection to Huerta’s nomination, it is probable another Republican senator would have put a hold on his confirmation prior to November. The position is a five-year term and GOP senators would prefer to wait for the outcome of the presidential election before confirming an FAA chief that would be able to serve through the first four years of a possible Romney administration.
~~~ posted 8/7/12 ~~~
More from ARSA
Charles Taylor, the Wright Brothers’ mechanic and father of aviation maintenance, was born on May 24, 1868. Now – 154 years later – we celebrate him with every safe arrival…Read More
May 17, 2022 | Categories:
ARSA News & Updates
, ARSA Works
ARSA’s 2022 member survey paints a picture of an industry slowly recovering from the pandemic but still suffering a severe labor shortage. In total, 108 member companies from around the…Read More
May 10, 2022 | Categories:
ARSA News & Updates
The hotline – ARSA’s premier member newsletter – contains news, editorial content, analysis and resources for the aviation maintenance community. All members should ensure they receive their edition the first week of…Read More
The FAA will miss the June 15 deadline for updating its WebOPSS system to operate in the Microsoft Edge browser. Microsoft will decommission Internet Explorer, which was required for accessing…Read More
It’s been more than six months since the FAA unveiled its Dynamic Regulatory System and the agency is preparing to decommission the Flight Systems Information Management System (FSIMS). As is…Read More