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Biden's choice for FAA administrator withdraws nomination after lack of Senate support
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President Joe Biden's choice for head of the Federal Aviation Administration withdrew his nomination after the Senate failed to gather enough support to move the appointment out of committee.
Phillip Washington, the CEO of Denver International Airport, was nominated for the position by the president in July 2022 but has faced opposition because of questions surrounding his qualifications.
Though Democrats and allied independents could have pushed Washington's nomination through, key senators on their side reportedly united with Republicans concerned over his lack of aviation experience, The Associated Press said.
Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg confirmed Washington's withdrawal in a tweet late Saturday night, calling him "an excellent nominee" while expressing disappointment with "partisan attacks and procedural obstruction."
BIDEN FAA NOMINEE STALLS IN SENATE COMMITTEE AS REPUBLICANS CALL HIM UNQUALIFIED