An employee works near a Boeing 737 Max aircraft at Boeing’s 737 Max production facility in Renton, Washington, U.S. December 16, 2019.
Lindsey Wasson | Reuters
WASHINGTON — House lawmakers are planning to introduce this month a bill that aims to increase the Federal Aviation Administration’s oversight of aircraft, a measure that stems from criticism that regulators gave too much power to Boeing when they approved the plane-maker’s 737 Max three years ago.
The 737 Max has been grounded worldwide for nearly a year after two crashes — one in Indonesia in October 2018 and another in Ethiopia in March 2019 — killed all 346 people aboard.
Boeing has faced numerous investigations into the plane’s development, including a criminal probe and another by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, whose chairman, Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., is introducing the bill with Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., who heads the committee’s aviation subcommittee.
“We are close to proposing…