Monthly Archives: July 2013

House approves anti-biofuel amendments

On Wednesday, July 23rd, the House of Representatives approved two amendments to the Defense Appropriations bill that could negatively impact the ability of the Department of Defense (DOD) to procure advanced biofuels.  As Mike Breen, Executive Director of Operation Free notes, … Continue reading

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Customs wait times skyrocket at US airports –Administration wants to invest overseas

Passengers arriving in the U.S. on international flights this week experienced multi-hour long waits at some of our nation’s busiest airports’ customs entry points.  International travelers to Dallas missed connecting flights and suffered wait times in excess of 4 hours … Continue reading

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CFTC hearing confronts oil speculation

On Wednesday July 17th, the Senate Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee held a hearing regarding the reauthorization of the Commodities Futures Trading Commission (CFTC).  The CFTC is charged with implementing the regulations set forth in the Dodd Frank Wall Street … Continue reading

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Proposed legislation regulating independent agencies is flawed

On July 9th, USA Today contributor Darrell Delamaide penned an excellent column regarding recently introduced legislation (S. 1029, the Regulatory Accountability Act of 2013) which seeks to affect the regulatory process.  As the column highlights, the quest to subject independent regulatory … Continue reading

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ALPA Supports Bipartisan Congressional Effort to Keep Aviation Out of U.S.-EU Trade Talks

WASHINGTON—The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l (ALPA), fervently expresses its support for a letter sent to the United States Trade Representative from 160 bipartisan members of Congress, conveying their strong opposition to the inclusion of air transport traffic rights in … Continue reading

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ALPA Calls for Thorough Investigation of Asiana Flight 214 Accident; Warns Against Making Conclusions Based on Partial Data

WASHINGTON — The Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, released the following statement regarding the crash landing of Asiana Flight 214 in San Francisco on Saturday, July 6, 2013. First and foremost, our thoughts are with those who were involved in … Continue reading

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