Oversight of Federal Aviation Administration Safety Programs, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Aviation of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, Second Session, September 20, 2006 [open pdf - 8MB]
From the opening statement of John L. Mica. "The subject of today's hearing is oversight of Federal Aviation Administration safety programs, and the order of business is going to be as follows: We will have opening statements from members, and we have one panel of witnesses, I see, today. I also have had requests from a number of members, some who sit on the Transportation and Infrastructure full committee, but not on our Aviation Subcommittee; and then we have requests for members who are not on the T&I Committee, who also have asked to participate. So I am going to entertain a unanimous consent request from Mr. Costello that these Members be allowed to participate after members of our committee are heard. Without objection, so ordered. So we do welcome other Members to participate and, again, give preference to those on our subcommittee who will participate first. So with that under way, I will open the proceedings today with my opening statement. I yield to Mr. Costello, and then other members who wish to be recognized, and then we will proceed to our panel of witnesses. As I said, today's hearing will focus on oversight of our Federal Aviation Administration''s safety programs. We are conducting this hearing at a time when America's aviation system has been safer than at any time in our history. In fact, the remarkable safety record achieved in the last several years, I believe, is the result of sound safety policy and continuous oversight." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Gerald Dillingham, Thomas Haueter, Nicholas Sabatini, Todd Zinser, Russ Carnahan, Jerry F. Costello, James L. Oberstar, Tom Reynods, Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Sue Kelley, and Marion C. Blakey.
Serial No. 109-98
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