While FAA is taking steps to continue the contract tower program with plans to issue a request for proposals for contractors, lawmakers are moving to ensure the program receives congressional support. Sens. Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.) and Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) last week urged Senate Appropriations Committee members in a letter to seek full funding for the program. Inhofe and Manchin expressed concern about FAA’s previous proposal to eliminate funding for 149 of the programs, “a disproportional cut ...


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