Analysis

Constitutional Questions Prolong Air Traffic Control Debate

Law360, New York (July 28, 2017, 8:27 PM EDT) -- Fierce opposition to a controversial proposal to spin off the nation’s air traffic control operations into a separate nonprofit may have been buoyed by a recent Congressional Research Service report analyzing the proposal’s constitutionality, ensuring lawmakers won’t meaningfully debate the legislation anytime soon as floor time on Capitol Hill remains scarce.

House Democrats led by Rep. Peter DeFazio, D-Ore., the ranking member on the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and Rep. Rick Larsen, D-Wash., ranking member of the Subcommittee on Aviation, on Wednesday intensified their push...
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