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SA 4618. Mr. SCHUMER (for himself and Mrs. Dole) 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:
SEC. __. PROHIBITION ON AUCTIONS AND CONGESTION PRICING AT COMMERCIAL AIRPORTS.
(a) Federal Aviation Administration.--Title I of the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008 (division K of Public Law 110-161) is amended by inserting ``or to promulgate any regulation or take any action to regulate or influence airway operations at any commercial airport in the United States, which involves Federal allocation of such operations based on the Federal implementation or approval of auctions, leasing, peak-hour pricing,
or congestion pricing, or encourage, require, or permit an airport to take such action'' after ``the date of the enactment of this Act''.
(b) Department of Transportation.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of Transportation may not promulgate any regulation or take any action to regulate or influence airway operations at any commercial airport in the United States, which involves Federal allocation of such operations based on the Federal implementation or approval of auctions, leasing, peak-hour pricing, or congestion pricing, or encourage, require, or permit an airport to take such action.


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