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Video – Cong. Lynch burns FAA on House floor: “I’ve got to resort to this”

| June 4, 2015

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Cong. Stephen Lynch, on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives June 3, used strong language to characterize the FAA’s lack of response to concerns over airplane noise and pollution in Milton.

“All I’m looking for is a meeting with the FAA in my district, and I’ve got to resort to this. It’s shameful.” -U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch

“I’d say that their attitude toward my constituents has been utter contempt and disrespectful. So here I am trying to cut their budget to get their attention.” -U.S. Congressman Stephen Lynch

He proposed an amendment to cut the FAA’s budget in an effort to “get their attention.”

His did get the attention of both the chairman and the ranking member of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Appropriations Subcommittee of the Budget Committee, Republican Mario Diaz-Balart and Democrat David Price, respectively. Both promised to work to get something done.

Watch the 4-minute presentation and exchange.





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