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Category: Governance reform

House Democrats Claim Sequestration Woes From Shuster FAA Bill

October 30, 2017 – Democratic leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee earlier today sent a letter to colleagues in the chamber, stating that the air traffic control corporatization bill passed by the committee earlier this year (H.R. 2997) would, if its latest public incarnation were enacted, trigger a new round of budgetary sequestration on the mandatory side of the budget that would threaten Medicare and other popular entitlement programs.

Another False Alarm: FAA Reform Bill Not On Next Week’s House Schedule, Either

October 5, 2017 – House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) once again today did not mention the stalled Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 2997) when announcing next week’s floor schedule for the House of Representatives. This despite an announcement earlier this week from the chairman of the House Rules Committee saying that the panel was “likely to meet the week of October 9th to grant a rule that may provide a structured amendment process” for the bill.

June 21-22, 1966: DOT Act of 1966 Moves Through Subcommittee

Fifty years ago today, on June 21, 1966 (also a Tuesday), the bill creating a new Department of Transportation got its first consideration in a Congressional committee. A subcommittee of the House Government Operations Committee began a two-day executive session to consider the bill (H.R. 13200).

50 Years Ago Today: LBJ Sends Transportation Message to Congress

Fifty years ago, on March 2, 1966, President Lyndon Johnson transmitted to Congress his special message on transportation. The message proposed the creation of a new Cabinet-level Department of Transportation to combine most federal highway, aviation, rail, and maritime transportation programs under one roof.

A History of Air Traffic Control Provision in the United States

January 22, 2016 – Since the House will soon be considering legislation that will fundamentally restructure the way in which air traffic control (ATC) services are provided in the U.S., we thought it would be a good idea to provide readers with some background. Fortunately, Eno has on staff the guy who wrote the book on air traffic control reform. Here is a short history of air traffic control in the United States by Rui Neiva, Ph.D.

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