House finishes FAA amendment debate, votes set for Friday

Thursday night, the House accepted by voice vote amendments that would:

• Allow airshows to take place in Cleveland at the same time the Cleveland Indians are playing nearby (Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.)

• Require the FAA to continue discussions about safety at the Santa Monica Airport (Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.)

• Require airports to inform small companies about pending contracts (Rep. Gwen Moore, D-Wis.)

• Prohibit the FAA from destroying vintage aircraft certificate data (Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.)

• Require the Transportation Department to release terms on deeds in which the government conveys land to airports (Rep. Jim Matheson, D-Utah)

• Include a sense of the Congress that the Los Angeles International Airport consult with the local community on expansion plans (Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.)

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