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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Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure – Invitation to Member Day Hearing on May 1

We are writing to invite you to testify before the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure about your policy priorities for our Committee this Congress. This Members’ Day hearing is an opportunity for all Members of the House of Representatives to
highlight the issues of importance to you and your constituents as we develop our legislative agenda. Furthermore, this is an opportunity for Members to actively engage in the Committee’s work on infrastructure within our
jurisdiction. The hearing will take place on Wednesday, May 1, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. in 2167 Rayburn House Office Building.

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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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