Cantwell Statement on the Nomination of Phil Washington as FAA Administrator

July 6, 2022

U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, which oversees the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), released the following statement after President Biden’s announcement that he will nominate Phil Washington to be the next FAA Administrator:

“America’s aviation industry is facing important challenges in a competitive global marketplace. Now more than ever, FAA must set the gold standard in aviation safety. This starts from the top. I expect and will require strong leadership from the next FAA Administrator. I look forward to careful consideration of Mr. Washington’s nomination during the confirmation process.”

Mr. Washington’s confirmation hearing will be held by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.