The Senate Commerce Committee is expected to vote July 31 on Michael Huerta's nomination for FAA Administrator. If approved by the Committee, the nomination heads to the Senate floor. There is talk that Republicans may try to hold up the nomination as they hope to gain control of the White House in November. If you'll recall, the FAA Administrator serves a 5-year term independent of the president. Huerta has been Acting Administrator since December 2011, when Randy Babbitt resigned the post after an DUI arrest (charges were later withdrawn).
Fun fact: Huerta and presumptive GOP Presidential Nominee Mitt Romney worked together on the Salt Lake City Olympics.