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Letter to OMB Director Peter Orszag

By Admin

The Honorable Peter R. Orszag Director, Office of Management and Budget Eisenhower Executive Office Building 1650 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC  20503 Dear Director Orszag: As the Administration seeks to implement the spending provisions and specifically the transportation investments included in the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, I urge you to ensure that the […]

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Oppose Any Amendments to Weaken Oversight and Safety of Aircraft Repair Stations

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Dear Representative:   On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to oppose any amendments that will weaken the aircraft repair station provisions in the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2009 (H.R. 915) when it is considered by the full committee this week.    We have long argued that the […]

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Vote NO on any Amendment to Strike the Express Carrier Provision from the FAA Bill

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Dear Representative:   On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to reject an amendment expected to be offered by Representative Cohen (D-TN) to strike the “Express Carrier” language from the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2009 (H.R. 915) when it is considered by the full Committee in mark-up this week.  This […]

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Surface Transportation Authorization: A Chance to Rebuild the Nation

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This year, Congress will consider surface transportation authorization legislation against a backdrop of dire investment needs and severe economic circumstances.  This legislation presents Congress and the President an opportunity to reverse years of severe underinvestment in our decaying transportation infrastructure and to create and sustain millions of good jobs. The American Society of Civil Engineers […]

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Hazmat Reauthorization: Ensuring the Safe, Secure and Efficient Transportation of Hazardous Materials

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The safe, secure and efficient transportation of hazardous materials throughout our country is critical due to the toxic and inherently dangerous nature of these substances.  Every day, there are 1.2 million movements of hazardous materials by rail, air, sea, waterways and highways and the volume will only increase.  It is therefore imperative that current hazmat […]

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FAA Reauthorization: Modernize the National Airspace System and Protect Aviation Workers

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Our nation’s aviation system is at a crossroads. Mergers, bankruptcies and so-called reorganizations have plagued the industry with workers and passengers too often bearing the brunt of reckless cost cutting, service and job cuts and short-sighted decisions by management.  The aviation workers we represent have been through a series of major setbacks – from the […]

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Expanding Our Transportation System and Infrastructure with U.S. Manufactured Goods

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With enactment of the economic recovery legislation, the nation is now embarking on a massive initiative to rebuild and expand our transportation system and infrastructure and create millions of jobs in a failing economy.  This major investment in America’s failing infrastructure also presents a historic opportunity to embrace strong Buy America policies that will grow […]

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Please Support the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act

By Admin

Dear Representative: On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to support the Airline Flight Crew Technical Corrections Act when it is considered under suspension of the rules this week.  This legislation, which received bipartisan support and passed the House by a vote of 402 to 9 in the 110th Congress, […]

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Oppose the Bond Amendments to Eliminate the $5.5 Billion Flexible Discretionary Grant Program and Eliminate the High Speed Rail Corridor Program

By Admin

Dear Senator:   During debate on the Economic Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1), Senator Bond is expected to offer two amendments to alter transportation funding in the stimulus package.  One amendment will eliminate the new discretionary surface transportation grant program in the underlying bill.  The other will strike the High Speed Rail Corridor program.  […]

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Vote YES on the Nadler-DeFazio Amendment Vote NO on the Flake Amendment

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Support Needed Investment in Transit, Rail and Put Americans to Work Dear Representative:   On behalf of the Transportation Trades Department, AFL-CIO (TTD), I urge you to support the Nadler-DeFazio amendment to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (H.R. 1) which will be considered today on the House floor.   I also ask that you vote […]

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