US' Republican-controlled House passed a USD42.3 billion budget for the government’s homeland security efforts after an ongoing debate that showed resistance for some of the spending cuts (AP, 02-Jun-2011). Lawmakers erased cuts to popular grant programmes for local fire departments, and after Republican conservatives tried but failed to add millions of dollars to a variety of border security initiatives. Homeland security bears a USD1.1 billion cut however Republicans proposed funds for homeland security and port and transit security grants be cut by USD2.1 billion below President Obama’s request. The cuts to grant programmes freed up funding for core homeland security programmes such as border security, immigration control, airport security and the Coast Guard. The legislation cuts off funding for new advanced airport scanners and the administration’s USD76 million request for an additional 275 scanners has been denied.
US House passes USD42.3bn budget for homeland security efforts
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Aviation industry leaders and stakeholders will debate the shape of aviation in the Americas in a post Trump world. There is only one event in North America this year offering great insights into new trends and challenges emerging from the new US presidential administration and the churning global aviation markets. This takes place at the annual CAPA Americas Aviation Summit, to be held in Orlando, Florida on 4/5-April-2017.
The next few years for aviation in the Americas are filled with uncertainties, ranging from potential fallout from President Trump’s trade and travel policies to Brexit and the future shape and direction of US-China aviation relations.
“Information is the resolution of uncertainty” - Claude Shannon. Don’t miss this opportunity to gather crucial intelligence necessary for shaping the Americas aviation industry during the next decade.
Highlights from the comprehensive summit include: