Controllers union chief renews reform push

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The president of the air traffic controllers union again called for a stable funding stream for the national airspace, following the stress of the shutdown. He also praised DOT and FAA leaders for how they handled the situation.

Nicole Nason, tapped to lead the Federal Highway Administration, had an easy go of it in her confirmation hearing Tuesday, and looks set for smooth passage.

The House Transportation Committee has scheduled its first hearing of the new Congress for next Thursday, and the topic is infrastructure. It will kick off what is expected to be a series of hearings on the issue and the beginning of crafting new legislation.

** A message from the Association of Equipment Manufactures: The Association of Equipment manufacturers (AEM) and its 1.3 million men and women urge President Trump and Congress to support a comprehensive approach to help reclaim Americas infrastructure advantage, create jobs, and give a boost to our economy. Learn more at www.imakeamerica.org/infrastructure. **

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