AMA Government Affairs Update 3/10/20

The government affairs team spent the week of March 2 in Washington, DC, visiting congressional offices and attending meetings regarding remote ID and altitude restrictions. Overall, the congressional offices were receptive to AMA’s concerns, and a number of offices will be sending inquires to address those concerns with the FAA. We talked with Indiana Representative, Greg Pence, who is a big supporter of AMA. AMA met with the Aviation Subcommittees and congressional members that represent AMA chartered clubs in controlled airspace that will be going through the FAA Safety Risk Management panels for flights over 400 feet. In addition, we continued collaboration with Google, EAA, AOPA, and AUVSI officials to find common ground and discuss sensible solutions to remote ID.  We are still early in this process and meetings will continue for months, even years, regarding the proposed rule on Remote ID.

Offices visited:

Senator Michael F. Bennet, Colorado
Senator Cory Gardner, Colorado
Representative Jesús “Chuy” García
Representative Sharice L. Davids, Kansas
Representative Sean Patrick Maloney, New York
Representative Diana DeGette, Colorado
Representative Rick Larsen, Washington
Representative Dina Titus, Nevada
Representative Raul Ruiz, M.D., California
Representative Colin Allred, Texas
Representative Donald M. Payne Jr., New Jersey
Representative Greg Stanton, Arizona
Representative Julia Brownley, California