Six general aviation associations are appealing to Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx to restore the U.S. Registry, saying the department has the authority to take such action under the Anti-deficiency Act (ADA), which is also used to keep other safety-related functions operating during the U.S. government shutdown. The act was originally adopted in the late 1800s to prevent government agencies from spending all their money immediately and then demanding more from Congress. Altered ...

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