Fleischmann Amendments Included In FAA Reauthorization Act

Friday, April 27, 2018

Congressman Chuck Fleischmann issued the following statement in support of H.R.4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, which included two amendments offered by Congressman Fleischmann:

“Today, the House voted for a long-term plan to rebuild our nation’s aviation infrastructure. Included in this legislation are two amendments I was proud to offer aimed to improve our nation’s airports and ensure that our skies are safe to travel for years to come.

"As we modernize our airports, we must capitalize on tools that have the ability to increase the lifespan of our current airport infrastructure.

Geosynthetic materials have proven to be both versatile and beneficial as we rebuild our runways, taxiways, and aprons. These materials have also been a source of jobs and a boon to the US economy. Simply put, the use of Geosynthetics should be encouraged, and I offered an amendment to do just that.

"My second amendment provided a straightforward solution to reduce the cost of and construction time for critical pavement projects while maintaining the highest level of safety. Our nation is home to over 5,000 General Aviation Airports that should not have to be subject to burdensome regulations at the expense of the maintenance and upkeep of our airport runways.

"The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 is a huge step forward as we work to deliver on the President’s Infrastructure Initiative and uphold the gold standard for our nation’s infrastructure.”  


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In an effort to spread awareness and to discuss the county’s response to Coronavirus (Covid-19) , Whitfield County Board of Commissioners Chairman Lynn Laughter and Emergency Management Agency ... (click for more)




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Alabama has gone from four coronavirus deaths on Sunday to 17 reported on Wednesday by the Alabama Department of Health. The total includes seven people at Lee County's East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. Five of the seven people who died at the Opelika hospital were from Chambers County, which is just north of Opelika. Alabama coronavirus cases went from 830 on Sunday ... (click for more)

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At a specially called meeting on Wednesday, the city of Dalton mayor and Council approved new measures that expanded the city’s response to the COVID-19 state of emergency that was declared on March 23. The expanded resolution was developed jointly with the other municipal and county governments of Whitfield County. The resolution passed by a unanimous 4-0 vote. Mayor David Pennington ... (click for more)

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