Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) is expected to lift his objection to Michael Huerta’s elevation to the top spot at the FAA just weeks before a year-end deadline to confirm the acting administrator’s position. DeMint’s objection initially stemmed from concerns about the FAA’s labor policy. A Senate aide, who requested anonymity, however, tells Aviation Week that the senator likely will stand down from the objection in the coming days. “This is a five-year nomination that wouldn’t have made sense ...


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