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May 19, 2016, 08:55 PM
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Letter from my Senator.....


I received this today via email from one of my senators. Take it for what it's worth.

Ken


Dear Mr. Hanawalt,
Thank you for taking the time to contact me about S.Amdt.3596, an amendment that was filed to H.R. 636, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act on April 11, 2016. It is important for me to hear from folks in Iowa on policy matters such as this.
As you know, during consideration of H.R. 636, Senator James Inhofe (R-OK) filed S.Amdt.3596, an amendment to improve FAA reauthorization provisions applicable to model aircraft. If adopted, this amendment would have made several changes to the legislation with the intent of mitigating any potential negative impacts to the model aircraft community. For example, H.R. 636—as written—prohibits the FAA from applying any new model aircraft rule or regulation to an operator who has passed an aeronautical knowledge and safety test administered online by FAA. S.Amdt.3596, would have tasked the model aircraft community with developing and administering the test—not the FAA.
This amendment would also have excluded model aircraft—as defined by and operating under the “special rules for model aircraft”—from the airworthiness standards to be developed by FAA and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. As you may know, this amendment was not voted on during the Senate’s consideration of H.R. 636.
I understand that many Iowans who enjoy flying model aircraft are concerned that some provisions of H.R. 636 may place burdens on the model aircraft community. With this in mind, I will continue to monitor this issue in the event that it is considered by the Senate.
Please know that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate continues to work on this issue. Feel free to contact my office with any further information, as I always enjoy hearing from Iowans.

Sincerely,

Joni K. Ernst
United States Senator



May 19, 2016, 09:28 PM
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I understand that many Iowans who enjoy flying model aircraft are concerned that some provisions of H.R. 636 may place burdens on the model aircraft community. With this in mind, I will continue to monitor this issue in the event that it is considered by the Senate.
Please know that I will keep your views in mind as the Senate continues to work on this issue. Feel free to contact my office with any further information, as I always enjoy hearing from Iowans.


You and yours keep writing

...and let us know
May 20, 2016, 02:42 AM
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What a pile of text to say nothing but "yea, We will pretend to care"
May 20, 2016, 03:49 AM
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Word salad.
But if we try do decipher: it sounds like the Senator is saying, "I know you're concerned.............but I'm not".


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