February 15, 2018 11:33 AM
The Free to Fly Act would eliminate a generations-old anticompetitive federal law governing domestic airline ownership.
February 12, 2018 3:22 PM
This morning, the White House released its long-anticipated, 53-page infrastructure proposal. It is an expansion of the leaked six-page summary that I commented on in late January. The proposal has some elements that will appeal to free market fiscal conservatives. Others, not so much.
January 29, 2018 5:45 PM
Congress should free the hand of airports to finance improvements with user fees rather than relying on federal tax revenue.
January 26, 2018 8:15 AM
President Trump should use his State of the Union address to encourage members of Congress to pass these 7 bills immediately.
December 21, 2017 10:06 AM
Drones, or unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), have become increasingly useful to pretty much everyone. No longer just the stuff of modern warfare, UAS are increasingly used in real estate, agriculture, infrastructure inspection, and search and rescue, to name just a few of their current civilian applications. Consumers are also buying drones for...
October 10, 2017 2:37 PM
On September 28, twenty House members, led by Rep. Jason Lewis (R-MN), sent a letter to Senate Appropriations Committee Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Ranking Member Patrick Leahy (D-VT) urged them to reject a modest increase in the...
September 8, 2017 2:57 PM
Yesterday, the American Conservative Union Foundation (ACUF) released a statement on the air traffic control reform proposal pending in the House. “After fully analyzing the degree of consistency with our Seven...
September 7, 2017 10:04 AM
Today, CEI and two dozen other organizations wrote to the chairs and ranking members of the Senate Commerce Committee and Surface Transportation and Merchant Marine Infrastructure, Safety, and Security Subcommittee regarding upcoming confirmations of two members of the Surface...
August 28, 2017 1:04 PM
Recently, I noted how corporate jet lobby National Business Aviation Association (NBAA) had attempted to trot out “Hero of the Hudson” Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger as a supposed expert opposed to air traffic control reform. In advertisements for NBAA front group Alliance for Aviation Across America, Sully at most demonstrated he has not read the reform legislation. NBAA opposes all reform efforts that would reduce the large subsidies corporate jets currently receive under status quo aviation taxation—subsidies that are paid by commercial airline customers.
Over the last year, I’ve also debunked a series of false claims about the reform proposal from a small number of conservative opponents (see...
August 18, 2017 1:59 PM
I previously wrote about Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger’s recent advocacy against air traffic control reform on behalf of the heavily subsidized corporate jet lobby. Since then, I came across a new video from Sully for a...