The McClintock “EAS” Amendment Vote Recap

Last night, the House of Representatives voted on the McClintock Amendment to the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (H.R.5972). The amendment would have eliminated discretionary spending on the Essential Air Services (EAS) program, which provides subsidies to commuter and regional airlines in order to provide service to rural airports that are not economically viable absent federal subsidies. The key vote is listed below, along with a breakdown of how Republicans and Democrats voted:

The McClintock “EAS” Amendment: Rejected by a vote of 164-238
Heritage Action: YES

Republicans Voting Yes: 154
Republicans Voting No: 77
Democrats Voting Yes: 10
Democrats Voting No: 161

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