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February 16, 1989
Former Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV received clearance from the department's ethics officer to review a request to investigate Eastern Airlines while he was negotiating to join a Washington law firm that represents Eastern, according to documents released by the department. The documents indicate that on Dec. 13 Burnley received a one-sentence memorandum from Rosalind A.
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NEWS
February 15, 1989 | From the Washington Post
Former Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV was actively negotiating to join a prominent Washington law firm at the same time he issued an important ruling in favor of Eastern Airlines, one of the firm's major clients in the transportation field. In December, Burnley took the unusual step of personally handling a request by the Air Line Pilots Assn. that the department launch an investigation into Eastern's "continuing fitness" as a carrier in view of its continuing financial troubles.
NEWS
February 15, 1989 | From the Washington Post
Former Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV was actively negotiating to join a prominent Washington law firm at the same time he issued an important ruling in favor of Eastern Airlines, one of the firm's major clients in the transportation field. In December, Burnley took the unusual step of personally handling a request by the Air Line Pilots Assn. that the department launch an investigation into Eastern's "continuing fitness" as a carrier in view of its continuing financial troubles.
NEWS
February 16, 1989
Former Transportation Secretary James H. Burnley IV received clearance from the department's ethics officer to review a request to investigate Eastern Airlines while he was negotiating to join a Washington law firm that represents Eastern, according to documents released by the department. The documents indicate that on Dec. 13 Burnley received a one-sentence memorandum from Rosalind A.
NEWS
December 1, 1987 | Associated Press
The Senate on Monday approved the nomination of James H. Burnley IV to be secretary of transportation, promoting an official who has had repeated clashes with lawmakers over federal safety and economic policies. Although the vote was a lopsided 74 to 0, some legislators who supported elevating the Transportation Department's No. 2 official into the top post emphasized that their feelings toward him were mixed. Chairman Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | United Press International
James H. Burnley IV, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Transportation, promised Tuesday to strengthen the nation's air traffic control system and make sure the airlines are "not about to slack off" when it comes to safety. Burnley also told a Senate panel confirmation hearing that he would consider restructuring the FAA to make it more efficient.
NEWS
October 9, 1987 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan Thursday nominated James H. Burnley IV, a plain-spoken Southerner with a confrontational reputation, to succeed Elizabeth Hanford Dole as secretary of transportation. Burnley, No. 2 man in the Transportation Department since 1983 and the acting secretary since Dole resigned, is expected to face tough questioning and some opposition in the Senate, where he has been criticized by Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) for "behavior unbecoming a deputy secretary."
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Transportation James H. Burnley IV, in an unprecedented high-level attack on the Federal Aviation Administration, Wednesday called the air safety agency "an experiment which has failed" and recommended that it be dismantled and its functions parceled among other government operations.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1988 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Organized labor this year will be more solidly behind the Democratic Party's presidential nominee than it has for 20 years, and most AFL-CIO leaders are delighted that Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis still looks to them like the winner. But they are worried. These AFL-CIO leaders fear what has become known as the Jackson factor, and that does not mean they're racists. They're just convinced that the Rev.
BUSINESS
March 29, 1988 | HARRY BERNSTEIN
Organized labor this year will be more solidly behind the Democratic Party's presidential nominee than it has for 20 years, and most AFL-CIO leaders are delighted that Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis still looks to them like the winner. But they are worried. These AFL-CIO leaders fear what has become known as the Jackson factor, and that does not mean they're racists. They're just convinced that the Rev.
NEWS
March 24, 1988 | DAVID LAUTER, Times Staff Writer
Secretary of Transportation James H. Burnley IV, in an unprecedented high-level attack on the Federal Aviation Administration, Wednesday called the air safety agency "an experiment which has failed" and recommended that it be dismantled and its functions parceled among other government operations.
NEWS
December 1, 1987 | Associated Press
The Senate on Monday approved the nomination of James H. Burnley IV to be secretary of transportation, promoting an official who has had repeated clashes with lawmakers over federal safety and economic policies. Although the vote was a lopsided 74 to 0, some legislators who supported elevating the Transportation Department's No. 2 official into the top post emphasized that their feelings toward him were mixed. Chairman Ernest F. Hollings (D-S.C.
NEWS
November 18, 1987 | United Press International
James H. Burnley IV, the nominee for secretary of the Department of Transportation, promised Tuesday to strengthen the nation's air traffic control system and make sure the airlines are "not about to slack off" when it comes to safety. Burnley also told a Senate panel confirmation hearing that he would consider restructuring the FAA to make it more efficient.
NEWS
October 9, 1987 | DOUGLAS JEHL, Times Staff Writer
President Reagan Thursday nominated James H. Burnley IV, a plain-spoken Southerner with a confrontational reputation, to succeed Elizabeth Hanford Dole as secretary of transportation. Burnley, No. 2 man in the Transportation Department since 1983 and the acting secretary since Dole resigned, is expected to face tough questioning and some opposition in the Senate, where he has been criticized by Senate Majority Leader Robert C. Byrd (D-W.Va.) for "behavior unbecoming a deputy secretary."
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