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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Chris Collins introduced The Red Light Act, his new legislation that withholds federal highway funds from any state that grants driver licenses or identification cards to illegal aliens present in the United States. Congressman Collins' legislation comes on the heels of Governor Andrew Cuomo recent signing of the Green Light Bill into law last month. This new state law grants driver license privileges to illegal immigrants.
Washington, D.C. - Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) announced $124,767 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Genesee County Airport, located in Batavia. This grant will provide funding for the airport’s design phase of two major projects.
Washington, D.C. – Congressman Collins (NY-27) announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has allocated over two million dollars in funding to improve the Niagara Falls International Airport, the Greater Rochester International Airport, the Ley Roy Airport, and the Buffalo-Lancaster Regional Airport. These improvements will help ensure the longevity of the airports’ infrastructure.
Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27) released a letter today to the Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao calling for a temporary grounding of all Boeing 737 Max 8 Aircraft.
Faulty software on the aircraft is the focus of investigations after two fatal airline crashes in the past six months. In October 2018, Lion Air Flight 610 crashed in Indonesia, killing all 189 passengers. And, this past Sunday, Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 crashed shortly after take-off, killing 157 passengers.
Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27), Rep. Joseph Morelle (NY-25), Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26), Rep. Tom Reed (NY-23) released the following statements after sending a letter to the Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao urging the Pilot Records Database (PRD) be taken out of beta testing and implemented as a requirement for all pilots to input data so that it may be used by all commercial airlines.
WILLIAMSVILLE, NY – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $777,943 in federal funding for the Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority (NFTA). The grant was awarded through the Federal Transit Administration's (FTA) Transit-Oriented Development Pilot Planning Program, which is designed to support the comprehensive planning associated with new fixed guideway and core capacity improvement projects.
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today voted for a bill to reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs for five years, providing long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community. This legislation makes no changes to the enhanced pilot training hours that Buffalo area families who lost loved ones during the Flight 3407 crash advocated for, which became law in the Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act of 2010.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) and 18 additional Members of Congress sent a letter to United States Department of Transportation (DOT) Secretary Chao and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Huerta expressing concern and disappointment with recommendations to modify and repeal pilot training rules. Suggested changes from the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee (ARAC) would reduce the training and experience requirements specified in the Airline Safety and FAA Extension Act of 2010.
Congressmen Chris Collins (NY-27) and Dave Loebsack (IA-02) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao in support of maintaining the minimum first officer training and qualification regulations for airline pilots included in Part 121 of airline operations. This Congressional support comes as America is currently enjoying the safest period of airline travel in history after regulations were established in the aftermath of a series of fatal airline crashes between 2004 and 2009.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today announced $43,200 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Perry-Warsaw Airport, located in Wyoming County. The grant will assist the Perry-Warsaw Airport in funding a new automatic weather observing system-II.