U.S. Senate panel to vote on aviation nominee next week

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By David Shepardson WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate Commerce Committee said on Wednesday it plans to vote next week on President Joe Biden’s nominee to head the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The committee has scheduled a March 22 vote on Denver International Airport Chief Executive Officer Phil Washington to serve as top U.S. aviation regulator as the agency faces questions after a series of close call safety incidents. Washington has come under fire from Republicans who question if he has the required aviation experience needed for the job while the Transportation Department s…

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