What: All Issues : Corporate Subsidies : HR 1979. Private Airport Control Towers/Vote to Revoke a Retroactive Public Subsidy to Small Airports that Used Private Companies to Construct Air Traffic Control Towers. (2002 house Roll Call 241)
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HR 1979. Private Airport Control Towers/Vote to Revoke a Retroactive Public Subsidy to Small Airports that Used Private Companies to Construct Air Traffic Control Towers.
house Roll Call 241     Jun 20, 2002
Progressive Position:
Yea
Progressive Result:
Loss

Republicans in the House sought to use funds from the federal Airport Improvement Program to pay for the construction and maintenance costs of privately-run control towers. A provision in this bill allowed small airports to use these funds to reimburse themselves for the costs of towers constructed before 1996. Seeing this as an unnecessary handout to such airports, Progressives opposed this provision. With Progressive support, Oberstar (D-MN) proposed an amendment to the bill that would remove the provision. This vote was on Oberstar's amendment, so a yes vote was a vote against the small airport reimbursement and for the Progressive position. The amendment was rejected, 202-223.

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