Atlanta Journal Constitution – July 24th, 2019 – Senators Approve Former Delta Exec to Lead FAA

Posted on July 25, 2019


Atlanta Journal Constitution – July 24th, 2019 – Senators Approve Former Delta Exec to Lead FAA

The U.S. Senate on Wednesday narrowly confirmed Atlantan Steve Dickson to lead the Federal Aviation Administration after the former Delta Air Lines executive weathered criticism about his handling of a whistleblower case.

Lawmakers voted along strict party lines, 52-40, in favor of Dickson leading the aviation safety agency for a five-year term.

U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell listed Dickson among many “impressive” Trump administration nominees on Wednesday, and Georgia Republican U.S. Sen. David Perdue voted in favor of his confirmation.

“He is a capable leader with a proven ability to manage large organizations,” Perdue said. “At Delta, Captain Dickson worked to…

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