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S.687: A bill to prohibit the closing of air traffic control towers, and for other purposes.

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Jerry Moran, R-Kan.
Total Cosponsors 32 (18 Democrats, 14 Republicans)
Introduced April 9, 2013
Latest Major Action April 9, 2013
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Bill Summary

Prohibits the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), during FY2013 or FY2014, from suspending or terminating the operation of any air traffic control tower in operation on March 1, 2013, without regard to whether the tower is operated by the FAA or a contractor.

Directs the Administrator, as soon as practicable after enactment of this Act, to provide for resumed operation of any such tower that was suspended or terminated after March 1, 2013.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 9, 2013 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.