494Oct 11, 2013
Government Shutdown and Economic Security
Witnesses testified on the impact of the federal shutdown on businesses and government functions. Among the topics discussed were transportation and consumer safety, scientific research, and, ...
470Mar 28, 2013
Drone Technology and Usage
Panelists talked about unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) or drone technology and its usage. Moderator and former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey said that domestic ...
1,328Feb 21, 2013
Sequestration and the Federal Workforce
Democratic representatives held a hearing about the impact of sequestration budget cuts on federal employees and their families and on the work that they do. Marion Blakey, a former head of the ...
707Feb 11, 2013
Sequestration Spending Cuts
Defense and non-defense group representatives spoke to reporters about upcoming sequestration automatic spending cuts. They warned of the negative effects of these cuts to defense, education, ...
214Dec 12, 2012
NASA Budget and Mission
Witnesses testified on NASA’s strategic direction as the Nation faces budgetary challenges. They also reviewed the National Research Council report on NASA’s strategic direction and ...
348Sep 27, 2012
Marion Blakey on Defense Contractors and Sequestration
Marion Blakey discussed how defense contractors plan to operate under budget cuts set to take place on Jan. 2, 2013. If cuts imposed under the Budget Control Act of 2011 go into effect, defense ...
553Jul 23, 2012
Defense Industry and Sequestration Cuts
Marion Blakey talked about Defense Department budget cuts scheduled for January 2013, and their impact on defense industry companies. These budget cuts, also known as sequestration, were ...
302Apr 27, 2011
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosted a conference on the aviation industry, featuring the head of the Federal Aviation Administration and Senior Executives from Southwest, U.S. Airways, and other ...
400Apr 26, 2011
State of U.S. Airline Industry
Former Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Marion Blakey talked about recent FAA issues in the news. Topics included air traffic control tower incidents and staffing, ...
122Aug 12, 2010
Defense Budget Cuts
Marion Blakey talked about defense industry reaction to Secretary Gates' announcement of cuts to the defense budget. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.
57Apr 4, 2007
Air Traffic Congestion
Administrator Blakey addressed Chamber members on the role of the Federal Aviation Administration and recent accomplishments. She responded to audience members' questions.
A panel of ...
29Mar 2, 2007
Marion Blakey was interviewed about federal regulation of the airline industry and other related issues. After she left, the reporters discussed her responses with the host.
25Feb 15, 2007
Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization
The Senate Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee held a hearing on the administration’s proposal to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. Among the issues ...
32Jan 30, 2007
U.S. Aviation Industry
Marion Blakey talked about changes in the aviation industry and the steps that the Federal Aviation Administration is taking to maintain safety. She responded to questions submitted by members ...
23Aug 10, 2006
British Terrorist Plot Arrests
U.S. government officials spoke to reporters about the disruption of a terrorist plan to use explosives on trans-Atlantic flights between Britain and the U.S. that British authorities had acted ...
69Apr 11, 2006
Air Traffic Controllers
Marion Blakey talked about the status of contract talks between the government and the air traffic controllers union. As of the previous week, the talks had broken off and the FAA had declared ...
26Mar 7, 2006
Department of Transportation Budget
Secretary Mineta and other transportation officials testified about budget requests for the Department of Transportation. Among the issues they addressed were requested spending increases in ...
46Nov 17, 2005
A hearing was held on aviation safety from government officials and from representatives of aviation employee associations. Members of the first panel spoke about observations on the Federal ...
84Sep 10, 2003
Air Traffic Control Privatization
Ms. Blakey talked about the Federal Aviation Administration plan permit privatization of air traffic control operations at some airports. Supporters of the plan said that private air ...
49Aug 20, 2003
Annual Air Safety Forum
Participants talked about aviation safety programs and standards. Among the topics they addressed were building effective safety management systems, quality assurance measures, and the ...
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