U.S. Congressman MIKE POMPEO, Representing the 4th District of Kansas

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Pompeo’s Statement on House Passage of Small Aviation Revitalization Act

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Washington, July 16, 2013 | J.P. Freire ((202) 226-9952) | comments
Washington – Today, the House of Representatives unanimously passed the Small Aviation Revitalization Act, a bill sponsored by Congressman Mike Pompeo, R-Kansas, which would revitalize America’s general aviation industry by updating outdated certification regulations. The vote was 411-0.

“The aviation manufacturing cluster in Wichita is a world leader, and should never be taken for granted.  Our manufacturers, suppliers, workers, and training and research institutions are a crown jewel—not just for Wichita—but the entire country. By focusing on commonsense regulatory reform, we can strengthen general aviation while not taking a dime from the American taxpayer. That’s a win-win.” Pompeo said. “These new streamlined regulations will decrease costs, increase safety and improve global competitiveness.”

Pompeo, a longtime champion of general aviation, represents the 4th District, which includes Wichita, known as the “Air Capital of the World.” The bill enjoys broad, bipartisan support.

Pompeo continued: “I would like to extend my thanks to Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) for their continued efforts to move this bill in the Senate. I urge the Senate to pass this common-sense legislation.”

For more information, contact J.P. Freire at (202) 226-9952 or JP.Freire@mail.house.gov.


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