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Air Traffic Control Proposal: Making Airlines Tax Collectors?

Beware policy proposals waving the "privatization" banner that don't constitute true privatization at all, and threaten to actually worsen the situation.

The latest example:  Efforts to restructure the U.S. air traffic control system, which would likely repeat the mistakes of such federal boondoggles as Amtrak and the U.S. Post Office. Alongside numerous other conservative and libertarian organizations, CFIF has maintained serious concerns over H.R. 2997, the "21st Century AIRR Act."  Those concerns include, among other flaws: Greater empowerment of air traffic controller unions, by maintaining centralized monopoly power over air traffic control while expanding their authority over such matters as personnel changes, salary caps and mandatory retirement age (currently at age 56…[more]

September 22, 2017 • 01:58 pm

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Tuesday, January 31 2017

In a letter sent today, the Center for Individual Freedom ("CFIF") joined with more than 50 organizations to applaud Congress's use the Congressional Review Act (CRA) to "reassert its lawmaking authority and partner with the White House in bringing meaningful regulatory relief to millions of Americans across the country," and to urge "additional efforts to use the CRA to bring as much permanent regulatory relief to the American people as possible."

"Congress has an important duty to work with the Trump administration in rolling back the regulatory avalanche of the last eight years," the letter reads.  "Processing resolutions of disapproval under the CRA is an essential tool for this because overturning regulations via the CRA creates a permanent bar against regulators imposing substantially similar rules in the future without seeking express authorization from Congress."

The letter was organized by Americans for Prosperity.  The entire letter can be read here (PDF).

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