FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
February 2, 2016
Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523
Washington—Yesterday, House Appropriations Chairman Harold Rogers (R-KY), Ranking Member Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Chairman Mario Diaz Balart (R-FL) and Ranking Member David Price (D-NC), issued a letter to House leadership opposing turning over authority over our air traffic control system to an entity outside of Congress. Last week, Senate Appropriations Committee leaders sent a letter to Commerce Committee leaders echoing similar concerns.
The letter comes as Congress is about to consider legislation to reauthorize of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
According to the letter, ”we have concerns about any proposal that would transfer all decisions on financial investment and fees—on airlines and the public—to an independent entity that is not accountable to the people we serve.”
That letter can be viewed here.