New Jersey Congressman Seeks Back Pay For Furloughed FAA Employees | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

** Airborne 04.23.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.23.14 **
** Airborne 04.21.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.21.14 **
** Airborne 04.18.14--CLICK HERE! ** HD iPad-Friendly Version--Airborne 04.18.14 **

Thu, Aug 11, 2011

New Jersey Congressman Seeks Back Pay For Furloughed FAA Employees

Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) Introduces “Furloughed FAA Employees Compensation Act” In The U.S. House

U.S. Representative Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02) (pictured) on Tuesday introduced the “Furloughed FAA Employees Compensation Act”, which would grant the U.S. Secretary of Transportation the authority to pay the salaries and related benefits of those federal employees who were furloughed during the partial shutdown of the FAA. The shutdown began at midnight on July 22, 2011 and ended on August 5, 2011. It affected approximately 4,000 federal FAA employees nationwide.

“For the past two weeks it was important to get these workers back on the job. Now my focus is to get them back pay and to ensure this avoidable situation never happens again,” said LoBiondo, the only New Jersey representative on the House Aviation Subcommittee.

From the start of the partial shutdown, LoBiondo sought to broker a compromise between the House and Senate, reaching out to the Chairmen and Ranking Members of each Chamber’s transportation committees. Additionally, LoBiondo and his colleague, Representative Steve LaTourette (OH-18), were asked by U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood to intervene. During the two week impasse, they had numerous conversations with House Speaker John Boehner (OH-08), Secretary LaHood and Republican Senators.

The funding for back pay would be come from the Aviation Trust Fund. LoBiondo was joined by House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (FL-07), House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King (NY-03), Representative Gerry Connelly (VA-11), Representative Lynn Westmoreland (GA-03) and fellow New Jersey Representative Jon Runyan (NJ-03) in introducing the bipartisan legislation.

FMI: www.dot.gov, www.house.gov/lobiondo/

Advertisement

More News

Classic Aero-TV: Aero-Statesman Phil Boyer – Representing The Aviation Community

Retired AOPA President Still Understands What An Association Must Do To Serve An Embattled Industry Originally WebCast October 18, 2012: Its been nearly four years since Phil Boyer>[...]

AD: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Balloons

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-10 PRODUCT: Ballonbau Wörner GmbH Models NL-280/STU, NL-380/STU, NL-510/STU, NL-640/STU, NL-840/STU, and NL-1000/STU balloons.>[...]

Airshow Pilot Bails Out After Catastrophic Aircraft Failure

Planning Ahead And Staying Safe Saves A Professional Airshow Pilot Dan Marcotte describes himself on his website as being determined and driven with a sense of vision. His adventur>[...]

ANN FAQ: Share Aero-News With Your Friends

Send Them A Story -- We Don't Mind! Do you need another set of eyes to see that story you can't believe Jim just wrote? Want to spread Hognose's unique wisdom and perspective to th>[...]

AD: Centrair Gliders

AD NUMBER: 2014-07-08 PRODUCT: Centrair Model 101, 101A, 101AP, and 101P gliders.>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2014 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC