GOP lawmakers threaten to block Large Aircraft Security Plan

03/10/2009 | Weekly of Business Aviation, The

The Transportation Security Administration is wading through more than 4,800 comments received on its proposed Large Aircraft Security Program. The agency is categorizing comments by topic before responding, but officials admit the feedback has been overwhelmingly negative. Nearly two dozen House Republicans warned of "possible legal challenges or congressional obstacles" if the LASP is not overhauled, and many critics have called for a government/industry task force to rewrite the rules. "This kind of proposal warrants the same collaborative approach the Federal Aviation Administration uses in aviation rulemaking," said Pete Bunce, CEO of the General Aviation Manufacturers Association.

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