All posts for the month June, 2010

House Appropriations Marks Up DHS Spending Bill

By Channon Hanna Last week, the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Homeland Security approved the FY 2011 funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security. There is no word yet when the bill may be considered by the full committee. During the markup, Subcommittee Chairman David Price (D-N.C.) stated that Homeland Security figures show how “the [...]

ACI-NA Urges Action on FAA Reauthorization Bill

In a letter today to Senate Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Jim Oberstar, Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato stressed the importance of Congress completing their work on H.R. 1586, the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill. “Without action immediately,” Principato wrote, “The House and Senate will [...]

Airports Applauds Confirmation of Pistole as TSA Administrator

Washington, D.C. (June 25, 2010)— Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) President Greg Principato issued the following statement in response to the Senate’s confirmation of John Pistole as the Administrator of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA): “Aviation will benefit from John Pistole’s extensive background in counterterrorism at the Federal Bureau of Investigation as we continue to [...]

The Clock is Ticking

By Jane Calderwood With 29 legislative days left before Congress adjourns for the August recess, the tick of the clock is getting louder and the list of legislative items remaining to be done is getting longer. The Senate’s battle over H.R. 4213, the American Jobs and Closing Tax Loopholes Act of 2010, is into week [...]

ACI-NA Responds to ATA on PFC

James May, President and CEO of the Air Transport Association recently wrote a column arguing against efforts to raise the cap on Passenger Facility Charges (PFCs). Let’s examine the claims made in the article and compare them to the facts. First, Mr. May claims that the PFC is a “tax” on passengers and is “set” [...]

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