Transportation & Infrastructure

Allied Pilots Association: “We Cannot Afford to Compromise Aviation Safety”

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FORT WORTH, Texas (May 11, 2021) – The Allied Pilots Association (APA), representing the 15,000 pilots of American Airlines, expressed strong support for the newly reintroduced Fair and Open Skies Act. The bipartisan legislation, reintroduced today, seeks to preclude new foreign airlines from operating to and from the United States when they exploit “flags of convenience” to avoid the regulations ...

ALPA Applauds Introduction of Bipartisan Fair and Open Skies Act

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McLEAN, Va.—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), the world’s largest pilots union, issued the following statement today after the U.S. House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee introduced the Fair and Open Skies Act. “ALPA is grateful for Chair Peter DeFazio’s (D-OR) leadership and continued commitment in protecting American jobs and fighting for fair competiti...

Bacon Cosponsors Legislation to Enhance Training and Programs in Cybersecurity and Transportation Workforce

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Washington, D.C. – Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) today announced he has agreed to be a cosponsor on two bills that each deal with training and programs in career and technical education (CTE) fields. The Cybersecurity Skills Integration Act, H.R. 1592, would create a pilot program within the Department of Education to award competitive grants to education-employer partnerships for the development,...

BACON, GARAMENDI INTRODUCE BASE PROTECTION ACT

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Washington, D.C.—Congressmen Don Bacon (NE-02) and John Garamendi (CA-03) introduced H.R. 6922, the Base Applications Sped Expeditiously Protection (BASE Protection) Act, which directs the Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) to prioritize and expedite Section 408 permit applications that provide military installations with enhanced resilience. Section 408 is the process and criteria that the Corps use...

Lawmakers urge Treasury, USDA to push on EIS

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https://fcw.com/articles/2020/01/14/eis-congress-letters-rockwell.aspx In December, the Departments of Treasury and Agriculture got some advice from a handful of lawmakers on how to leverage the General Services Administration's $50 billion, 15-year next-generation telecommunications contract to modernize their operations. The CIOs at Treasury and USDA received letters from members of the House Fi...

Omaha Receives $16.9M Grant For 120th Street Widening Project

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https://www.omahadailyrecord.com/content/omaha-receives-169m-grant-120th-street-widening-project The City of Omaha received a $16.9 million grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation to widen 120th Street to four lanes. The decision was announced last Wednesday in a joint statement by U.S. Sen. Deb Fischer and U.S. Rep. Don Bacon. The funding comes from the Better Utilizing Investments to Le...

Bipartisan Legislation Co-Sponsored by Bacon to Help Smooth TSA Screening Processes for Pregnant Women and Young Families Passes House

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Today, bipartisan legislation co-sponsored by Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) that will help the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) improve the screening experience for pregnant women and young families, passed the House without opposition. The two pieces of legislation are the H.R. 3246 Traveling Parents Screening Consistency Act of 2019 and H.R. 3694 Helping Families Fly Act of 2019. H.R...

Bacon Issues Statement After Agreeing to Cosponsor the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019

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Congressman Don Bacon (NE-02) issued the following statement today after agreeing to cosponsor H.R. 2208, the Cabin Air Safety Act of 2019: “I will be signing on to cosponsor this legislation which will further enhance safety and ensure clean air for all aircrews and passengers aboard commercial aircraft. There have been several cases of flight attendants and dozens of passengers becoming very ill...