Propping up small-town airports with $200 million
By Editorial Board, Published: March 8
THE $85 BILLION in across-the-board budget cuts known as sequestration have begun to affect places like Garden City, the Kansas county seat (pop. 26,880) whose airport will lose $318,756 in Federal Aviation Administration funds that pay for four air traffic controllers. As The Post’s Stephanie McCrummen reported, Garden [...]
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In the halls of Congress, Rural America has always been fighting for its life – fighting to ensure that Dallas, South Dakota is able to compete with Dallas, Texas for its fair share of federal taxpayer dollars. This fight is waged [...]
Deal funds highways, airways By: Jonathan Allen September 10, 2011 12:11 AM EDT Congressional leaders struck a deal late Friday to extend temporarily the expiring laws governing the nation’s highways and airways at roughly their current funding levels.
The bill would authorize programs of the Federal Aviation Administration through January and surface transportation [...]
A liberal media-watchdog group accused Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) of revising the history of the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration in his recent newspaper opinion pieces.
Mica, chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, has said in interviews and responded to critical newspaper editorials that it was Democrats who forced the [...]
Rural America could be disproportionately affected by efforts to reduce federal spending. August 08, 2011
The budget-cutting fervor in Washington is forcing lawmakers to reconsider not just the total amount they spend, but also where the dollars are going and why. The recipients with the most to lose are the ones in rural America, [...]
When the Federal Aviation Administration got caught in the wringer while Congress wrangled over the ceiling on the national debt, the spotlight of national attention roved close to Nebraska.
Officials at seven of Nebraska’s airports probably were squirming uncomfortably.
At the root of the issue was Republican opposition to federal subsidies in the [...]
Mica says He’ll Compromise on FAA Sticking Points Friday, August 12, 2011 By: Mark Simpson
Congressman John Mica
August 12, 2011 | WMFE – US House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica is responding to questions about his role in the recent funding debate that kept the Federal Aviation Administration shuttered for weeks. Mica [...]
Rockefeller Statement on Republican Refusal to Extend FAA Funding
Democratic Press Office – (202) 224-8374
Aug 02 2011
WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV issued the following statement regarding the ongoing impasse over FAA reauthorization negotiations:
“In a stunning display of politics over people, the House Republicans’ insistence on attaching anti-worker provisions to [...]
Air Subsidies Hit Turbulence GOP Push to Trim Taxpayer Funding for Small-Town Flights Sparks Dogfight By JOSH MITCHELL
HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Residents of this small city in Western Maryland can hop a roughly 40-minute flight east to Baltimore for just $59.
The two passengers aboard a federally subsidized Cape Air flight from Baltimore disembark Tuesday at [...]