Originally published in AOPA

“Echoing the concerns of the general aviation community, 69 Democrats and 69 Republicans sent a March 14 letter to the House Transportation Appropriations Subcommittee in support of continuing funding for the FAA contract tower program…….

…The congressional letter concluded by urging the Appropriations Committee to consider continuing federal funding for the program, stating, “The importance of these towers cannot be dismissed, and any reforms made to the funding levels of these towers should be made in a fair, transparent, and safe manner.”

The letter was spearheaded by Reps. Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.), John Ratcliffe (R-Texas), Julia Brownley (D-Calif.), and Frederica Wilson (D-Fla.).”

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