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Suzanne Sullivan Leads Panel Discussion with Former U.S. Reps. Bill Schuster and Jerry Costello

On the second day of NATCA in Washington, Suzanne Sullivan was joined by former U.S. Reps. Bill Shuster (Pa., 9th) and Jerry Costello (Ill., 12th) on the NiW main stage for a panel discussion. They discussed aviation issues such as modernization and new entrants into the National Airspace System (NAS), FAA reauthorization, and current politics around the debt ceiling and appropriations.

Rep. Bill Shuster served in the House of Representatives from 2001 until 2019 and was the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. Today, Chairman Shuster lobbies on the Hill for our Union to advocate for NATCA priorities and protect our members and profession.

Rep. Costello served in the House of Representatives from 1988 until 2013. During that time, he served on the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and was the Chairman of the Aviation Subcommittee. Costello is a longtime supporter and friend of NATCA, advocating for our Union when the FAA imposed work rules by introducing the FAA Fair Labor Management Dispute Resolution Act of 2006. His allyship was vital to getting NATCA to where it is today. Today, Rep. Costello lobbies on the Hill for our Union to advance NATCA’s legislative priorities on the Hill.

Sullivan spent two decades in the federal government, serving as the senior counselor to FAA Jane F. Garvey, as the FAA assistant administrator for government and industry affairs, as the deputy chief of staff at the U.S. Department of Transportation under Secretary Rodney E. Slater, and in several senior positions on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Today, Sullivan also lobbies on the Hill on behalf of our Union.

Photo (left to right): Bill Schuster, Costello, and Suzanne Sullivan

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