A top-ranking Senate Democrat has voiced concerns about the legal justification for the FAA’s decision to recall approximately 3,000 safety inspectors and engineers to return to work without pay amid the longest government shutdown in US history. In a Jan. 22 letter to Department of Transportation (DOT) secretary Elaine Chao, Sen. Mark Warner (D-Virginia) said the Department’s decision to recall 3,113 people employed by FAA’s Aviation Safety Organization may have skirted ...

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