Monthly Archives: May 2013

DOD issues contracts to advance biofuels

On Friday May 24, the Pentagon issued three contracts for biofuel construction plant planning capable of producing over 150 million gallons of advanced biofuels at prices that are competitive with fuels derived from oil.  ALPA and our coalition partners fought … Continue reading

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Helping Heroes Fly Act Passes House!

The Air Line Pilots Association, International, thanks Representative Gabbard for her leadership in passage of the “Helping Heroes Fly Act,” which is a common-sense measure to ensure that our nation’s heroes can pass through airport security with the respect and … Continue reading

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Senator Wyden Calls for Investigation of Oil Market Manipulation

Today, Senator Ron Wyden, Chairman of the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder asking him to investigate the alleged price manipulation of the oil markets by three major oil companies in Europe.  … Continue reading

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ALPA Hails House Proposal to Prevent Abu Dhabi Customs Preclearance Facility

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), commends actions taken by the House Homeland Security Committee today to require additional oversight of U.S. overseas preclearance facility agreements entered into by U.S. and foreign governments. In a voice vote today, the … Continue reading

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Senators speak out on Abu Dhabi pre-clearance facility

Eleven Senators sent a letter to Secretary Napolitano yesterday questioning the administration’s authority to proceed with the creation of a CBP pre-clearance facility in Abu Dhabi. ALPA has been actively urging members of Congress to weigh in with the Administration … Continue reading

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Congressmen fight to keep air service agreements out of trade deal

Today, Rep. Michaud, Rep. Jones, Rep. Grimm, and Rep. Foster circulated a bipartisan letter asking the U.S. trade representative to leave aviation out of the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) deal currently being negotiated between the U.S. and E.U.  Air service … Continue reading

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