Southwest Airlines Hires Ex-Dem Congressman As Lobbyist
View Source | January 30, 2023 4:21 pm
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- Southwest Airlines hired a lawmaker-turned-lobbyist amid investigations into the carrier’s catastrophic system meltdown over the holidays.
- Southwest contracted with former Rep. Jerry Costello (D-IL), a for-hire lobbyist who chaired the House Transportation and Infrastructure Aviation Subcommittee during his time in Congress, according to a congressional filing.
- The airline is dispatching Costello to lobby on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization package, which lawmakers plan to pass this year.
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