The US Department of Transportation (DOT) told Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Florida), ranking member of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, in a May 23 letter that consumer protections included in both chambers’ FAA reauthorization bills are “unnecessary, expensive and counterproductive.” In the letter, DOT deputy general counsel James Owens singled out a provision in the Senate bill that would require DOT to create rules to determine which ...

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