U.S. Representative Candice Miller (MI-10) spoke on the Floor of the House in support of H.J.Res.90, the Flight Safety Act, a bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The House passed H.J.Res.90 with bipartisan support to fund the FAA's operations, including aviation safety inspectors and other personnel. In urging the Senate and White House to join the House in supporting this measure, Rep. Miller made the following comments on the Floor of the House:
"Mr. Speaker, I rise in very strong support of this bill to fully fund the FAA, the Federal Aviation Administration. It is so absolutely critical, both to our economy and to the security of the airways not only on commercial airlines, but also in general aviation. During this shutdown, we keep hearing a lot about ObamaCare. But this bill has nothing to do with ObamaCare, absolutely zero. There are no strings attached -- it just funds the FAA. I know many of our colleagues on the other side of the aisle will say that they can't support any funding bill unless they get exactly what they want, a clean CR funding the entire government. They want exactly what they want and nothing else will do. Any yet the call Republicans absolutists?
"Fortunately, many others on the other side of the aisle will once again support this funding bill for the FAA. In fact, in the various clean CRs that this House has passed since this shutdown began, all with no strings attached, we have funded a large portion of the entire discretionary federal budget. Unfortunately, the President and the Senate Majority Leader keep saying that they will not negotiate, and they will not consider any of these funding bills. I urge all of my colleagues to join me in supporting this important funding bill."