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

Introduced:
Apr 09, 2013
Status:
Referred to Committee
Prognosis
1% chance of being enacted
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Sponsor
Jerry Moran
Junior Senator from Kansas
Party
Republican
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Last Updated
Apr 09, 2013
Length
2 pages
 
Status

This bill was assigned to a congressional committee on April 9, 2013, which will consider it before possibly sending it on to the House or Senate as a whole.

Progress
Introduced Apr 09, 2013
Referred to Committee Apr 09, 2013
Reported by Committee ...
Passed Senate ...
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...
Prognosis

6% chance of getting past committee.
1% chance of being enacted.

Only 11% of bills made it past committee and only about 3% were enacted in 2011–2013. [show factors | methodology]

 
Summary

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Library of Congress Summary

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4/9/2013--Introduced.
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.

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