Congressman Frank LoBiondo to Receive 2013 Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) recently announced subcommittee assignments for the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.   Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) has been chosen to Chair the Subcommittee on Aviation.  

Congressman LoBiondo has been an unwavering supporter of airport issues including his steadfast support to raise the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). As many Commissioners may also recall during the FAA Shutdown in the summer of 2011, the Congressman worked closely with Speaker Boehner to come to an agreement with the Senate to put FAA employees back on the job.  Congressman LoBiondo is also very passionate about NextGen and is strong advocate of infrastructure and the Atlantic City International Airport.

Late last week the Commissioners Executive Committee held a conference call (please see  minutes) to discuss, among other things, the upcoming ACI-NA Commissioners Congressional Reception; specifically the selection of a recipient for the ACI-NA Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award.  At the recommendation of the ACI-NA Government Affairs staff, the Executive Committee unanimously selected Congressman LoBiondo as the 2013 Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award recipient.   Commissioners will be pleased to know that the Congressman has also accepted the award.    

For nearly 25 years the ACI-NA Commissioners Committee has annually honored a Member of Congress or the Administration with the ACI-NA Commissioners Congressional Leadership Award for their support of airport and air transportation policy or legislation that has successfully protected or enhanced the operation of airports across the country.  The Committee issues the award during its annual congressional reception, attended by approximately 150 airport directors and board members, on Capitol Hill.

This year’s congressional reception is scheduled for Wednesday, March 20 from 6:00-8:00pm on Capitol Hill.

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