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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.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 22, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act.
“Investing in America’s infrastructure will help grow our economy and improve the day-to-day lives of Western New Yorkers,” said Congressman Collins. “This bipartisan legislation makes tremendous strides in modernizing America’s transportation policy, supports good-paying jobs, and implements vital reforms to jumpstart infrastructure projects in our region.”
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after the House passed the Surface Reauthorization and Reform Act of 2015.
“Investing in our nation’s roads, bridges, and highways will improve traveler safety, interstate commerce, and our economy,” said Congressman Collins. “This legislation ensures Western New York can access the resources needed to address our crumbling infrastructure.”
Full text of the legislation can be read here.
Rep. Chris Collins (NY-27), Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Rep. Louise Slaughter (NY-25) today released the following statements after leading a letter sent to Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman Rep. Bill Shuster and Ranking Member Rep. Peter DeFazio asking to retain the safety standards put in place after the crash of Flight 3407.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after releasing a bipartisan letter requesting President Barack Obama establish August 7th as National Lighthouse Day.
Congressman Chris Collins today announced $630,000 in federal funding from the Federal Aviation Administration for the Genesee County Airport. The grant will fund the construction for approximately 700 linear feet of taxi lane necessary to provide access to the new T-hangar areas at the airport.
Congressman Chris Collins (NY-27) today released the following statement after discussing ride sharing regulations during a Committee on Small Business hearing entitled, “Barriers to Entrepreneurship: Examining the Anti-Trust Implications of Occupational Licensing.”