RECOGNIZING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION
(House of Representatives - June 20, 2012)

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     RECOGNIZING THE 25TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE NATIONAL AIR TRAFFIC 
                        CONTROLLERS ASSOCIATION

  (Mrs. BIGGERT asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Mrs. BIGGERT. Madam Speaker, I rise today to salute the hardworking 
individuals who strive every day to protect the safety of air 
passengers. These are the men and women of the National Air Traffic 
Controllers Association, NATCA, who yesterday celebrated their 25th 
year as the guardians of the U.S. national airspace system.
  On June 19, 1987, the Federal Labor Relations Authority certified 
NATCA as the exclusive bargaining representative for the Federal 
Aviation Administration air traffic controllers. NATCA now represents 
more than 20,000 air traffic controllers, engineers, and other aviation 
safety professionals. They have the safest record in history, guiding 
70,000 flights per day and protecting over 700 million passengers per 
year.
  Madam Speaker, I would ask all of my colleagues in the House today to 
join NATCA in celebrating a quarter century of hard work, keeping 
America's airspace system the safest in the world.

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