Press Release

Welch Statement on Nomination of Michael Whitaker of Vermont to be Federal Aviation Administrator

Sep 7, 2023

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Senator Peter Welch (D-VT),member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science & Transportation, today released the following statement in response to  President Biden’s nomination of Michael G. Whitaker, a Vermonter, to lead the Federal Aviation Administration: 

“Michael Whitaker has an impressive career in aviation leadership, and his decades spent in the skies will be an asset to the Federal Aviation Administration–which needs the steady hand only experience can provide. As a fellow Vermonter, I know that he has the forward-thinking vision to bring us into the next generation of air travel–and he’ll do it safely, with a mind for sustainability and a passion for innovation within the aviation workforce. With Mike in the cockpit of the FAA, the agency will be on the right course.”