HR 5035 Shelved

Follow up to the proposed outragious bill which would have been very harmful to general aviation. EAA and other aviation organizations saw their Congressional education efforts pay off today, as Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) said he will not introduce a bill that would have devastated general aviation activities.

During a “mark-up” session today of the House Subcommittee on Aviation, where various amendments could have been considered, Rep. Weiner confirmed that he would not bring the bill forward as written. In effect, he also committed to not to introduce his bill, HR 5035, as an amendment to legislation implementing the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission. The House subcommittee approved the aviation elements of that comprehensive bill without amendment and forwarded it to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.