Congressman Poe Hosts Community Meeting on Proposed Changes at SETX Regional Airport

BEAUMONT, TX Congressman Ted Poe (TX-02) will host a community meeting for residents and stakeholders in Jefferson County to discuss the proposed changes by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to the Terminal Radar Control Centers (TRACON) facilities at the Southeast Texas Regional Airport in Beaumont, Texas.

WHO: Congressman Ted Poe

FAA, NACTA, AOPA Representatives

Houston Airport Systems Representative

Local Elected Officials and Community Stakeholders

WHEN: Tuesday, August 7, 2007

7pm 8pm CST

WHERE: Port Arthur YMCA

6760 9th Avenue

Port Arthur, Texas

Congressman Poe successfully fought to include an amendment to the Transportation-HUD Appropriations bill prohibiting the FAA from using funds in this bill to eliminate, consolidate, or plan to consolidate TRACON facilities. The bipartisan measure gained approval of the US House of Representatives. In addition, Congressman Poe also sponsored a separate bill to suspend the authority of the FAA to eliminate, consolidate, or plan for the consolidation of any air traffic control facility. H.R. 2443 has 78 bipartisan cosponsors.

Congressman Poe serves on the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, Aviation Subcommittee.