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Shuster Responds to CRS Report on the 21st Century AIRR Act

Washington, D.C., July 26, 2017 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446 | comments
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Washington, DC – Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) released the following statement regarding a Congressional Research Service (CRS) report, requested by the Committee’s Ranking Member, to examine whether separating air traffic control service from the federal government as proposed by the 21st Century AIRR Act poses any constitutional issues:

“The CRS report clearly states ‘various provisions proposed in Title II to establish and transfer air traffic services to the Corporation appear to respect the boundaries of the three constitutional doctrines analyzed.’ The memo also clearly states it is ‘intended as an initial analysis of potential legal issues raised by Title II of the bill and does not purport to provide any definitive conclusion about the constitutionality of the legislation.’ We appreciate the desire of the Ranking Members, who oppose the bill, to ensure the legislation adheres to the Constitution. In developing this bipartisan reform, our goal has been to ensure the safety of our system, improve its efficiency, protect our national security, and ensure the constitutionality of the proposal.”




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