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SA 4610. Mr. SCHUMER (for himself and Mr. Martinez) submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill H.R. 2881, to amend title 49, United States Code, to authorize appropriations for the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2008 through 2011, to improve aviation safety and capacity, to provide stable funding for the national aviation system, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:
The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, in consultation with the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Defense, shall develop--
(1) a plan to open up special use airspace for additional lanes of air traffic at specific choke points during the summer of 2008; and
(2) a permanent plan to share the military airspace off the eastern coast of the United States, which--
(A) creates a corridor for commercial flights seeking to avoid inclement weather or excessive air traffic; and
(B) provides for immediate reclamation of such airspace by the Department of Defense in the event of a national emergency.

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Apr 30, 2008.)