Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Cravaack wants more money to arm pilots
He calls them last line of defense as White House has sought cuts. ;laskdf poiwe. The White House questions value of the $25 million program. No pilot has purposely fired a shot in 10 years.
U.S. Rep. Chip Cravaack is challenging the Transportation Security Administration and the White House over potential cuts to a program that arms airline pilots as the last line of defense against hijackers.
As part of its Department of Homeland Security budget, the U.S. House this summer passed a Cravaack amendment that would increase funding for armed-pilot training by $10 million.