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Senate Commerce Committee Moves NTSB Nomination Forward

Full Senate Will Consider The Appointment Of Michael Graham To The Panel

The Senate Commerce Committee has approved the nomination of Michael Graham to the NTSB, moving the nomination on to the full Senate.

The blog Transport Topics reports that Graham in an aviation training officer. He was nominated to the seat earlier this year. Most recently, he was an executive for Textron in charge of the company's safety management systems, global security and air safety investigations.

According to information posted on the White House website, he has served as chairman of the Air Charter Safety Foundation and was a member of the General Aviation Information Analysis Team.

During his confirmation hearing earlier this year, Graham described himself as "a real-world operator who has been safely managing the risk of company operations by building a robust safety culture. I lead by example.”

Graham's nomination received the support of Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA), who said she was "happy to support the majority of the nominations.”

Graham is a former Naval aviator and Boeing/McDonnell Douglas employee. He earned a mechanical engineering degree from the University of New Mexico.

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