Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Cravaack wants more money to arm pilots

from: http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/165371216.html?refer=y

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.

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