U.S. Senate Democrats back FAA nominee, despite GOP objections at confirmation hearing

Committee’s confirmation hearing for Phil Washington, CEO of Denver International Airport, came more than seven months after Biden first nominated him

By: - March 1, 2023 3:35 pm
Phillip A. Washington speaks at a nomination

Phillip A. Washington speaks at a nomination hearing with the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on Capitol Hill on March 1, 2023, in Washington, D.C. The committee met to discuss the nomination for Washington to be administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. Washington is currently the CEO of the Denver International Airport. (Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images)

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Jacob Fischler
Jacob Fischler

Jacob covers federal policy as a senior reporter for States Newsroom. Based in Oregon, he focuses on Western issues. His coverage areas include climate, energy development, public lands and infrastructure.