The Republican-controlled House of Representatives Appropriations Committee is moving to further rein in federal subsidies under the Essential Air Service (EAS) program to local U.S. communities, according to a committee report explaining its markup of next fiscal year’s annual spending. If their provisions are enacted, the spending panel’s markup would prohibit EAS payments to communities requiring a per passenger rate of subsidy in excess of $500, half the $1,000 limit imposed under ...


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