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Smith Amendment To Arm Airline Pilots Adopted In The U.S. Senate

rick_renorick_reno Member Posts: 204 ✭✭✭ October 11, 2001 Congratulations!Earlier today, the Senate, via a unanimous consent vote, adopted the Bob Smith (R-NH)/Frank Murkowski (R-AK) amendment to allow airline pilots to carry firearms. The amendment was also cosponsored by Senators Mike Enzi (R-WY) and Conrad Burns (R-MT). The bill now goes to the House. After that, it will probably go to a House-Senate conference to work out the details. This is an enormous victory for GOA members who lobbied relentlessly to sway reluctant senators. BUT THE BATTLE IS NOT OVER! Next week, the House will take up its version of the Aviation Security Bill. A number of congressmen are considering offering amendments to arm pilots, but they must first secure the approval of the House leadership and the House Rules Committee in order to offer any amendment. ACTION: Please contact House Speaker Dennis Hastert, House Republican Leader Dick Armey, and House Republican Whip Tom DeLay and demand that they allow the House to vote on the armed pilots amendment in connection with the Aviation Security Bill. Contact Info:Rep. Dennis HastertE-mail: [email protected]: 202-225-2976Fax: 202-225-0697Rep. Dick Armey No Public E-mail Phone: 202-225-7772 Fax: 202-226-8100 Rep. Tom DeLay No Public E-mail Phone: 202-225-5951 Fax: 202-225-5241
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