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Wednesday, April 25, 2018

Backroom ATC Politics

Your voice needed quickly
to stop backroom politics!

(Click the link to Act Now)

The aviation community told Congress loud and clear that the nation did not want ATC privatization. So did consumer groups, mayors across the country, and even conservative associations. But, unable to get their way in the public forum, ATC privatization supporters are trying backroom methods to sneak their corporate giveaway into law. Late Monday (4/23), Rep. Bill Shuster added a "Manager's Amendment" to the FAA reauthorization bill (H.R. 4) that creates an "advisory council" dominated by big airlines just as the ATC privatization board would have been, but controlled by DOT away from public and congressional oversight.

This means no public input, no debate, and no transparency – lawmaking away from the spotlight that creates a safety issue for aviation and the general public. It is devious, reckless, and against what the American people have told Congress.

We need your help NOW! This measure could be voted upon as early as April 25 – another indication of the backroom politics involved. Contact your congressional representative through EAA's Rally Congress – or better yet, call directly – and urge them to remove Section 5 of Chairman Shuster's amendment to H.R. 4.

and now this? 

Take a stand! 

If you don't stand for something
You will fall for anything.

Enjoy the Journey
But don't be taken for a ride!
XO Karlene 

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