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GAMA Applauds Passage of Mica TSA Amendment

GAMA NEWS 09-17 For Immediate Release: Jun 4, 2009

WASHINGTON, DC, June 4, 2009 – The General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA) applauds passage of the Mica-Petri-Ehlers-Graves Amendment to H.R. 2200, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) Authorization Act.

The amendment limits the TSA’s ability to use security directives to circumvent the normal rulemaking process without consideration of operational impacts or economic burdens. While the amendment still leaves the TSA plenty of latitude to respond to imminent threats, it brings a common sense approach to the agency’s use of security directives. 

“We very much appreciate Congressman Mica’s leadership on this important amendment and the hard work of Congressmen Tom Petri (D-WI), Sam Graves (R-MO) and Vern Ehlers (R-MI) to help get it passed,” said GAMA President and CEO, Pete Bunce.  “This amendment is critical to ensuring that our aviation system remains both secure and fair to those who use it. ”


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