Ebola in the Homeland: The Importance of Effective International, Federal, State and Local Coordination

Opening Statements Rep. Michael McCaul, R-Texas, Chairman Opening Statement [PDF] Witnesses Panel I Dr. Toby Merlin Director, Division of Preparedness and Emerging Infection National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Witness Testimony [PDF] Dr. Kathryn Brinsfield, MD, MPH, FACEP Acting Assistant […]

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Ask FAA to Provide Certainty to Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry

Dear Colleague:

The potential applications of unmanned aerial systems (UAS) technology are seemingly endless. Beyond military capabilities, UAS technology is used to improve agricultural practices and to shoot Hollywood movies. But inaction by the FAA on developing guidelines for commercial application of the technology is a drag on innovation and growth in the industry. Please join me in sending a letter to FAA urging them to give certainty to the industry through clear guidelines for integrating commercial UAS into the national airspace.

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Bike Caucus Briefing–DOT’s New Bike/Ped Safety Initiative

Dear Colleague,
Last year 5,469 bicyclists and pedestrians were killed in traffic accidents. The number of fatalities, in fact, is increasing even as overall traffic fatalities decline. It is clear that a renewed focus on this issue is necessary. Last month, the US Department of Transportation announced a comprehensive bicycle and pedestrian safety initiative. The DOT will be conducting walking and biking assessments in each community and creating tools and research for local governments to use to improve safety for bicyclists and pedestrians.

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Letter to CDC and FAA on stronger travel restrictions and safeguards to help prevent the spread of Ebola

From: The Honorable Rodney Davis Sent By: Bobby.Frederick@mail.house.gov Date: 10/7/2014 Current Signers: Rodney Davis, Jolly, Meadows, Fincher, Farenthold, Massie Stronger Travel Restrictions and Safeguards to help prevent the spread of Ebola are needed Rep. Rodney Davis will be sending this letter to the Centers for Disease Control and the Federal Aviation Administration urging them to […]

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Restricting Air Travel from West Africa

From: The Honorable Robert Pittenger Sent By: stephen.billy@mail.house.gov Date: 10/6/2014 October 6, 2014 Dear Colleague: Please join me in writing President Obama to call for a restriction in air travel to and from the Africa region currently affected by the outbreak of Ebola. Over the past week, I have heard from many of my constituents, […]

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Restore Aviation Safety By Hiring the Most Qualified Air Traffic Controllers

From: The Honorable Randy Hultgren Sent By: gina.gregolunas@mail.house.gov Bill: H.R. 5675 Date: 10/3/2014 Restore Aviation Safety Cosponsor H.R. 5675, the SAFE TOWERS Act Original Cosponsor: Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) Dear Colleague, In December 2013, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) started an initiative to replace more than 10,000 air traffic controllers over the next ten years. […]

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Honor America’s Lighthouses

On August 7, 1789 President George Washington signed the Lighthouses Act, solidifying the important role lighthouses would play for centuries in promoting the growth of trade and commerce in our nation.

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