Vote “YES” on H.R. 2440, the “Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act”

Today, the House will consider H.R. 2440, the “Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act.” I write to request your support for this bipartisan bill. The legislation is simple; it provides a discretionary cap adjustment to allow the full utilization
of the funds collected for the express purpose of maintaining our harbors and ports. Similar language has passed out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on a bipartisan basis in the past few Congresses. This Congress, I am joined by my colleagues
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairwoman Grace Napolitano and Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, and Congressman Mike Kelly as original cosponsors.

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Vote “YES” on H.R. 2440, the “Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act”

Today, the House will consider H.R. 2440, the “Full Utilization of the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund Act.” I write to request your support for this bipartisan bill. The legislation is simple; it provides a discretionary cap adjustment to allow the full utilization
of the funds collected for the express purpose of maintaining our harbors and ports. Similar language has passed out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee on a bipartisan basis in the past few Congresses. This Congress, I am joined by my colleagues
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Sam Graves, Subcommittee on Water Resources and Environment Chairwoman Grace Napolitano and Ranking Member Bruce Westerman, and Congressman Mike Kelly as original cosponsors.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 3632, The “Fair and Open Skies Act”

On December 2, 2016, contrary to a bipartisan House bill (H.R. 5090) cosponsored by 176 Members of Congress and over the unanimous objection of U.S. aviation labor stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a foreign air carrier permit
to Norwegian Air International (NAI).  NAI is “Norwegian” in name only, having established itself in Ireland to avoid Norway’s strong labor protections and employing crews on cheap, short-term contracts governed under Singapore law.  The controversial decision
to grant NAI a permit encourages opportunistic airlines to continue this “race to the bottom” in international civil aviation, threatening U.S. carriers’ ability to compete in critical international markets.

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COSPONSOR H.R. 3632, The “Fair and Open Skies Act”

On December 2, 2016, contrary to a bipartisan House bill (H.R. 5090) cosponsored by 176 Members of Congress and over the unanimous objection of U.S. aviation labor stakeholders, the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) issued a foreign air carrier permit
to Norwegian Air International (NAI).  NAI is “Norwegian” in name only, having established itself in Ireland to avoid Norway’s strong labor protections and employing crews on cheap, short-term contracts governed under Singapore law.  The controversial decision
to grant NAI a permit encourages opportunistic airlines to continue this “race to the bottom” in international civil aviation, threatening U.S. carriers’ ability to compete in critical international markets.

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Connect More Veterans to Outdoor Recreation

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (Corps) is currently reviewing a permit application under the Clean Water Act for the
Pebble Mine project – characterized by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as the largest open pit mine ever constructed in North America, covering up to 6.9 square miles and reaching a depth of as much as 0.77 mile.[1] 
The Pebble Mine would be constructed at the headwaters of the Bristol Bay in Alaska, which, according to the

Alaska Department of Fish and Game, is “home to largest commercial sockeye producing region in the world.”  This salmon run is one of the last, best wild salmon fisheries that exists.  The Pebble Mine, if permitted, would also be one of the largest mines
in the nation, impacting thousands of acres of wetlands and streams – perhaps irreversibly. 

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Deadline Tomorrow: Co-sign Letter to FAA on Certification and Oversight of Boeing 737-MAX Series Plane

On March 13, 2019, the FAA grounded the Boeing 737-MAX series planes after two similar accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia led to the death of 346 people.  The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has launched an investigation in to the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process and oversight of the Boeing 737-MAX planes.  Several federal agencies also have ongoing investigations, including the National Transportation Safety Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of
Inspector General, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Co-sign Letter to FAA on Certification and Oversight of Boeing 737-MAX Series Planes

On March 13, 2019, the FAA grounded the Boeing 737-MAX series planes after two similar accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia led to the death of 346 people.  The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has launched an investigation in to the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process and oversight of the Boeing 737-MAX planes.  Several federal agencies also have ongoing investigations, including the National Transportation Safety Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of
Inspector General, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Co-sign Letter to FAA on Certification and Oversight of Boeing 737-MAX Series Planes

On March 13, 2019, the FAA grounded the Boeing 737-MAX series planes after two similar accidents in Indonesia and Ethiopia led to the death of 346 people.  The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure has launched an investigation in to the Federal
Aviation Administration (FAA) certification process and oversight of the Boeing 737-MAX planes.  Several federal agencies also have ongoing investigations, including the National Transportation Safety Board, the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Office of
Inspector General, and the U.S. Department of Justice.

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