George W. Bush

August 28, 2009 - 7:58am

The Essential Air Service (EAS) program could see a significant boost next year once FAA reauthorization makes its way through conference committee. So far, the House of Representatives has passed a bill that includes an increase in EAS funding to $200 million from $136 million. Meanwhile, the Senate Appropriations Committee has voted to raise the amount to $175 million and the Administration’s budget calls for the same increase.

May 21, 2008 - 11:05am

President Bush nominated former National Highway Traffic Safety Administration administrator Marion Blakey to the NTSB. If she is confirmed by the Senate, Bush plans to nominate her as chair of the Board.

May 15, 2008 - 12:05pm

When Congress returned from its August recess, both houses set about to debate what to do about the declining budget surplus and what to do about spending.

February 18, 2008 - 4:15am
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While Robinson Helicopter has had many visitors to its plant in the company’s 35-year history, certainly none were more noteworthy than President George W. Bush, who stopped by the Torrance, Calif. facility last month to deliver a speech on free trade agreements.

January 14, 2008 - 4:54am

President Bush last month nominated two new members to the NTSB and designated long-time board member John Hammerschmidt as the agency’s new vice chairman.

Retired Coast Guard Capt. Richard Healing will fill the remainder of a term expiring on Dec. 31, 2006, and Gen. Mark Rosenker will serve a term expiring on Dec. 31, 2005. Because the NTSB does not currently have a chairman, Hammerschmidt will serve as the acting chairman.

December 14, 2007 - 7:55am

It might be considered an honor for an established business jet manufacturer to get a visit from either President Bush or Senator John Kerry during this election year, but it was high praise indeed for start-up Eclipse Aviation to get visits from both presidential candidates.

December 11, 2007 - 6:48am

• The 108th Congress became history at the end of last year and its pending legislation died on the vine. Legislators in the 109th Congress, which was due to convene after the January 20 presidential inauguration, may consider which of the dead bills merit reconsideration and reintroduction. Legislator benefit by way of pleasing constituents comes first, and doing what is best for the country has a somewhat lower priority.

November 26, 2007 - 11:52am

When Congress returned from its August recess, both houses set about to debate what to do about the declining budget surplus and what to do about spending.

October 8, 2007 - 7:21am

Thomas Foley, CEO of Greenville, S.C.-based Stevens Aviation, has been appointed by President Bush to serve as director of private-sector development in Iraq. Foley, 51, will lead a staff responsible for developing and implementing a privatization plan for some 200 state-owned enterprises and managing trade and foreign investments into Iraq. He and President Bush first met in 1974 when both were attending Harvard University.

May 1, 2007 - 5:55am

• At the end of March, lawmakers took a spring break that ended in mid-April, leaving in a holding pattern approval of House and Senate supplemental emergency spending bills totaling $124 billion for the Iraq war. On their return, they

 
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