As AOPA, Flying Magazine, and others have just warned, the outgoing House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R, PA) has inserted a last-minute amendment into the FAA Reauthorization bill now before Congress that would place the U.S. air traffic control system under the jurisdiction of an airline-dominated board of directors within the Department of Transportation rather than the FAA. In other words, effectively privatize ATC. And definitely bad for GA!
The bill could be voted on as early as Wednesday. Please use this link to find your House Representative and urge them to vote against the bill.