State of the Boating Industry

As co-chairs of the Congressional Boating Caucus, we would like to remind you of the following briefing to learn about boating safety and infrastructure. Please see the invitation below.

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TODAY: Briefing: Energy Efficiency Means Business in Your District

Rep. Kaptur and Rep. Fortenberry invite you to join us on Wednesday, January 10, 2018 at 1:00pm to hear from a panel of experts about how federal energy efficiency programs create jobs, deliver direct meaningful savings to constituent homeowners, consumers,
and businesses—all while reducing the stresses and strains on our energy system. 

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Join the Bipartisan America the Beautiful Caucus

We invite you to join the newly formed, bipartisan America the Beautiful Caucus in support of the scenic beauty of our country’s natural and man-made environments.  Our Caucus will encourage and support efforts to beautify our roadways, preserve parks and
open spaces, protect community character and promote economic development by advocating for the health of the visual environment all across the United States. 

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 4445 – Airline Consumer Bill of Rights Act

I ask for your support of H.R. 4445, the Airline Consumer Bill of Rights Act. This bill simply requires United States airlines to provide their passengers with a simple, one-page “bill of rights” at the gate and online. The measure is the exact language
I passed unanimously as an amendment to the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill back in June of this year.

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Co-Sponsor H.R. 4445 – Airline Consumer Bill of Rights Act

I ask for your support of H.R. 4445, the Airline Consumer Bill of Rights Act. This bill simply requires United States airlines to provide their passengers with a simple, one-page “bill of rights” at the gate and online. The measure is the exact language
I passed unanimously as an amendment to the Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill back in June of this year.

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TSA Needs Full Funding to Ensure Aviation Security: Cosponsor H.R. 2514, the FASTER Act

Today, the threats to aviation are diverse and significant. Presently, there is great interest in system-wide deployment of Computed Tomography (CT) screening equipment to passenger security checkpoints, a technology widely-viewed as significantly enhancing
the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) threat detection capability. On November 8, TSA Administrator David Pekoske testified before the House Committee on Homeland Security that TSA could “hypothetically” deploy CT throughout the aviation security
system. When probed about why TSA views such deployment as hypothetical, Administrator Pekoske explained that it is “hypothetical due to funding.” 

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