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Senate Proceeding on May 14th, 2009 :: 6:05:05 to 6:06:44
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Carl Levin

6:05:05 to 6:05:25( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: priority number one issues of safety. for theast eight years, had ineffective leadership with one goal: cut costs. the head of the f.a. -- and i've met her and had arguments with her -- seemed to take direction almost all the time from o.m.b. now, all of us believe we should cut costs in this government,

Carl Levin

6:05:05 to 6:06:44( Edit History Discussion )
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Carl Levin

6:05:26 to 6:05:46( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: just about all of us. i certainly do. but not when it comes to safety. and i believe that the f.a., which requires the small commuter airlines to observe the same regulations as the larger airlines, hasn't kept up

Carl Levin

6:05:47 to 6:06:08( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: enforcing the rules with so many of the commuter airlines out there. the crash investigation also initially suggested that icing conditions may have affected the aircraft. a bright line was shed on the fact that the f.a. have differing recommendations as to how a pilot should handle an icing situation.

Carl Levin

6:06:09 to 6:06:29( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: and that the ntsb first asked the f.a. to adopt recommendation 12 years ago. to no avail. for this reason, i, along wit my colleague senator rockefeller and senator dorgan, called for an official g.a.o. investigation

Carl Levin

6:06:30 to 6:06:45( Edit History Discussion )

Carl Levin: into what specific roles the ntsb and the f.a. should be playing in aircraft icing prevention and why such a lag exists between the time the ntsb makes a recommendation and the

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