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Graves Announces New Aviation Subcommittee Staff Director

Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Ranking Member Sam Graves (R-MO) today announced that T. Hunter Presti has been named Republican staff director of the Subcommittee on Aviation.

Hunter has served on the Subcommittee staff since 2014 and has worked on a number of legislative efforts that were signed into law.  He was a key House drafter and negotiator of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, the longest and most comprehensive reauthorization of federal aviation programs in more than 30 years.  He also played an instrumental role in the development and passage of the bipartisan Aircraft Certification Reform and Accountability Act.  Hunter has also worked on multiple Federal Aviation Administration extension bills and numerous other aviation-related laws and legislative provisions.  

“Hunter has developed an extensive and thorough expertise across all aviation issues,” Graves said.  “Hunter has been a valued member of the Committee staff for years, and his leadership and guidance as staff director will be critical to our Committee Members as we oversee and develop future aviation legislation, including the next multi-year FAA reauthorization.”

Hunter will be replacing Holly Woodruff Lyons, who is retiring at the end of the year, as the Aviation Subcommittee’s Republican staff director.

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