The National Transportation Safety Board wants Congress to lengthen the term of NTSB's chairman from two to four years and to close a "loophole" in civil tort law to prevent use of investigation reports in law suits. Those requests are among statutory changes the safety board is seeking as Congress drafts legislation to reauthorize the agency's funding levels for the next three years. NTSB Chairman Jim Hall told the House aviation subcommittee Wednesday that when he succeeded Carl ...

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