Whoa, things are moving fast! New Jersey senators Frank Lautenberg and Bob Menendez put a hold on FAA administrator-designate Robert Sturgell’s nomination this afternoon, just a few hours after Lautenberg had a couple testy exchanges with Sturgell during the latter’s confirmation hearing. Locals are upset over the planned redesign of the New York/New Jersey airspace. For a sampling of their vitriol, see the comments on this post.
FAA Nominee Blocked Over Flight Delays [AP via Google]
ADDED: Comment by Lautenberg at today’s hearing: Sturgell is “not the right choice.”