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House Passes Zeldin Amendment Preventing FAA From Taking Negative Action Against East Hampton Town

June 10, 2015
Press Release

Washington, D.C. – On June 9, 2015, the U.S. House of Representatives passed an amendment introduced by Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, C - NY-1), to hold the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to it's prior written commitment to not take negative action against East Hampton Town with regards to the enactment of noise restrictions.  The Zeldin Amendment was made to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act of 2016 (HR 2577).

The Zeldin Amendment reads, “None of the funds made available by this Act may be used by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to institute an administrative or civil action against the sponsor of the East Hampton Airport in East Hampton, NY.”

This amendment ensures that the FAA standby it's previous written assurances made in 2012.

East Hampton Town Supervisor Larry Cantwell said, “Congressman Zeldin supports local control and I want to thank him by sending a clear message to the FAA: Stand down. Allow the Town of East Hampton and its residents to determine how best to support our airport and reasonably reduce aircraft noise.”

You can watch the Congressman speak on the House floor about the amendment here:

You can view The Zeldin Amendment here: PDF iconZeldin_Amendement_6_9_15.pdf