Monthly Archives: January 2014

First Step in Reauthorizing the Offshoring of U.S. Aviation Jobs Happening Now

Today the Senate Committee on Banking Housing and Urban Affairs will hold a hearing regarding the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Bank).  ALPA representatives continue to meet with members of the Senate Banking, Housing and Urban … Continue reading

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Top 5 Things Pilots Want to Hear in the State of the Union

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
On Tuesday, January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama will give his annual State of the Union address to report on the condition of the nation and layout his agenda for the upcoming year.…

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The Fight Continues

Originally posted on Leadership From the Cockpit:
This week’s minor setback is no surprise. As many might know, this week Congress introduced a bill with language that would fully fund a U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) preclearance facility at…

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ALPA applauds Senate Bill to Protect Medical Certifications for Pilots

ALPA applauds Senators James Inhofe (R-OK) and Joe Manchin, III (D-WV) for introducing S. 1941 requiring the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct an open rule-making process before making proposed changes to how Aviation Medical Examiners (AMEs) screen for obstructive … Continue reading

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DOT Secretary Appoints ALPA President to FAA MAC

Today, the FAA released the following press statement on the appointment of ALPA President Lee Moak to the FAA Management Advisory Council: “WASHINGTON – U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx today appointed 10 new members to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) … Continue reading

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ALPA Opposes New Fees on Airline Travel in Omnibus

Members of the Senate are currently considering a new fee on airline passengers as part of an omnibus appropriations bill, which would fund federal agencies through the remainder of FY2014.  This proposal would increase the immigration user fee on international … Continue reading

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ALPA, A4A, and SWAPA urge Senate to block funding for CBP Preclearance Facility in Abu Dhabi

Today, the Presidents of ALPA, Airlines for America, and the Southwest Airlines Pilots’ Association sent a letter to U.S. Senators urging them to oppose funding for a new preclearance site as they consider fiscal year 2014 omnibus appropriations legislation. Congress has … Continue reading

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