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House and Senate Illinois Democratic lawmakers requested an investigation of the Federal Aviation Administration's security procedures at air traffic control facilities following two fires.
The Illinois delegation in Washington is calling for an investigation into the FAA emergency protocols after the alleged actions of a sole employee at the Aurora signal facility managed to cause a nationwide flight disruption last week, saying it was the second area fire to disrupt air traffic.
The head of the Federal Aviation Administration ordered reviews of emergency procedures and security as lawmakers questioned how one man armed with gasoline and knives crippled the U.S. air-traffic system last week.
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has announced that Cook County School District 104 in Summit and Bedford Park is being awarded a nearly $350,000 grant for this school year by the U.S. Department of Education. This grant is part of the Professional Development for Arts Educators Program (PDAE).
Congressman Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has helped secure $200,000 for Cook County through the Economic Development Administration. This investment supports the start-up efforts of the Chicago Metro Metal Consortium Manufacturing Community. Focused on accelerating the development of the metals manufacturing cluster in the Chicago region, this investment will help develop long-term growth strategies for community investment and workforce development that will ultimately lead to higher-skill, higher wage jobs.
Reps. Lipinski, Hultgren Introduce SAFE TOWERS Act to Fix FAA's Flawed New Hiring Procedure for Air Traffic Controllers09/19/2014
Rep. Dan Lipinski (IL-3) has joined with Rep. Randy Hultgren (IL-14) to introduce the Standards Addressing Federal Transparency and Oversight With Evolving Recruitment Specifications (SAFE TOWERS) Act. The bill reverses the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) convoluted and confusing new hiring process, which has passed over the most qualified air traffic controller candidates and raised concerns about safety and transparency.