H.R. 636 Schumer Amendment Federal Mandate for Airplane Seats (Roll Call 43)
The Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) amendment to the Small Business Tax Relief Act requires the Federal Aviation Administration to establish minimum requirements regarding seating space for passengers on commercial aircrafts. ACU does not believe it is a proper function of government to mandate the size of airline seats and opposed this amendment. The Senate defeated the amendment on April 7, 2016 by a vote of 42-54.