Congressional Attempt To Block KSMO Closing Deal Shot Down By Local Rep | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Airborne Unlimited-
Monday

Airborne-Unmanned w/AUVSI-
Tuesday

Airborne Unlimited-
Wednesday

AMA Drone Report-
Thursday

Airborne Unlimited-
Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 11.20.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 11.20.17

Airborne-Unmanned 11.21.17

Airborne 11.15.17

AMA Drone Report 11.16.17

Airborne 11.17.17

Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Congressional Attempt To Block KSMO Closing Deal Shot Down By Local Rep

Louisiana Congressman Tried To De-Fund The Agreement Through Appropriations Process

An attempt by a Louisiana Congressman to pull funding for an agreement to close Santa Monica Airport (KSMO) using the appropriations process has been stymied by another member of congress who represents the California city.

Congressman Ralph Abraham (R-LA) introduced an amendment to an appropriations bill that would have pulled funding for implementing the agreement worked out by Santa Monica and the FAA to shorten its only runway and fully close the airport by 2028. The process of shortening the runway is already underway.

The amendment sought to block any funding to “administer, enforce, or implement in any manner”  the agreement, saying that the federal government has a responsibility to maintain the nation's airport infrastructure, according to a report from the Santa Monica Lookout. Shortly after the consent decree was approved, Abraham wrote a letter to the DOT and the FAA saying that "...the Agency's Congressionally-authorized mission includes ensuring that airports remain safe and efficient while also protecting our entire aviation system.”

But the amendment was denied. The move to beat back Abraham's amendment was led in Congress in part by Representative Ted Lieu (D-CA), according to Nelson Hernandez, a senior advisor to the Santa Monica City Manager.

The city thanked Lieu for his efforts, and claimed a victory in the ongoing disagreement between the city and aviation groups fighting to keep the airport open. City Manager Rick Cole said that despite all the legal wrangling and other efforts to keep the airport open, "the future of the land owned by the people of Santa Monica returns to local control at the end of 2028.”

(Image from file)

FMI: Original report

Advertisement

More News

Mooney International Delivers First Production Ovation Ultra

Legendary Manufacturer Continues To Reach Major Milestones In The Industry With a pair of signatures, a nice round of applause, and the handing over of a shiny new set of keys, Moo>[...]

FAA Approves Drone To Restore Puerto Rico Cell Service

AT&T Flying COW Authorized For The Mission The FAA quickly approved the first unmanned aircraft operation of its kind to help restore cellular service in Puerto Rico in the wak>[...]

Boeing, Avolon Finalize Deal For 75 737 MAX Airplanes

Agreement Includes Firm Orders For 55 MAX 8s, 20 MAX 10s And Options For 20 MAX 8s Boeing and international leasing company Avolon have finalized an order for 75 737 MAX airplanes.>[...]

ALPA Commends DOT 'Forces To Flyers' Initiative

Seen As Way To Increase Piloting Opportunities For Veterans ALPA has welcomed the announcement of the "Forces to Flyers" program aimed at increasing career opportunities for vetera>[...]

NASA Launches NOAA Weather Satellite Aboard United Launch Alliance Rocket

Spacecraft Will Lead To Improve Forecasts, NOAA Says NASA has successfully launched for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) the first in a series of four hig>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2017 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC