Multiple Sources: Congressman 'Strong-Armed' By Shuster, ID'ed | 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 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Airborne-YouTube

Airborne 04.16.18

Airborne-UnManned 04.17.18

Airborne 04.18.18

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18

Airborne 04.20.18

Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Multiple Sources: Congressman 'Strong-Armed' By Shuster, ID'ed

Congressman Sean Duffy Reportedly Object of Political Arm-Twisting

On a day where much of the ANN staff (and so many other of our friends and associates) are still warily eying the waters around them, awaiting the signal to bug out due to the ever-present possibility of flash flooding, one wonders how such tragedies could conceivably become a political football for politicians to toss around in order to get their way.

And yet, reportedly, they are... and have been.

As ANN and others reported several weeks ago, EAA President, Jack Pelton, intimated that a US Congressman had been confronted by ATC Privatization advocate Congressman Bill Shuster with a threat to withhold support for flood relief insurance issues if said Congressman did not support HR 2997, the so-called ATC Privatization bill.

While Pelton has reported this shameful state of affairs (and others like it) to a number of parties, including ANN, before and during AirVenture 2017, Pelton did not state the ID of the affected politician.

ANN has now received corroborating information from multiple credible sources, that Wisconsin Rep. Sean Duffy (pictured) was the elected official singled out for political arm-twisting. ANN has reached out to Duffy's staff for additional info but has yet to receive an official response. We will furnish additional details when and if they become available.

ANN E-I-C Note: One has to wonder about the validity of a piece of law-making when it requires the kind of extortionate tactics that have reportedly been used by Shuster and associates. Good legislation should not need such unsavory and unethical actions to see it through, if in fact, the legislation proposed has merit and is in the best interests of all. When you add this to the incredible number of false and questionable statements made by Shuster and his acolytes, one really has to consider the whole effort highly suspect. Flyer beware.

FMI: http://www.ATCnotForSale.com

Advertisement

More News

Airborne-Unmanned 04.17.18: XPO 2018, Drone Broadcasts, Airbus Inspection Drone

Also: NZ AFB Drone Incident, Police UAVs, Inaugural Drone Boot Camp, Predator 5M Flight Hours This is it! THE major unmanned exposition of the year -- AUVSI XPONENTIAL 2018 starts >[...]

Airborne 04.20.18: Continental Jet-A Seminole, SWA Fallout, NYC NIMBY's Helo's

Also: Teamsters Talk Allegiant, Coleman Young Airport, Miracle Flights, IN Av Repair Biz Cleared Piper has selected the Continental Motors CD-170 compression ignition engine fueled>[...]

AMA Drone Report 04.19.18: AMA Leadership, FAA Reauthorization, Coachella

Also: New French Regs, Drone Boot Camp, Public Safety Drone Standards, DroneShield Protects NASCAR It’s a little bit sad and yet a bit cool to see AMA make an exciting change>[...]

Aero-News: Quote of the Day (04.22.18)

"For those reasons, a key measure of success is not, 'Did we provide the most flights possible?' but 'Did we provide the most comfortable flights possible?'—for instance, by >[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (04.22.18)

Aero Linx: The Airline Pilot's Historical Society The Airline Pilot's Historical Society is a non-profit, charitable foundation whose purpose is to educate through the preservation>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2018 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC