US FAA Acting Administrator Bobby Sturgell's nomination to a five-year term to lead the agency is in doubt following yesterday's contentious confirmation hearing before the Senate Commerce and Transportation Committee and a procedural tactic initiated by two senators that prevents the chamber from voting on the matter. Sens. Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez, both New Jersey Democrats, announced following the hearing that they are placing a "hold" on the nomination. Under Senate rules, each ...

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