It’s a good thing. But. How much time has Rand Paul spent railing against projects like this one?
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Text of the letter:
August 23, 2011
Office of Aviation Analysis
Ms. Aloha Ley
Associate Director, Small Community Program
1200 New Jersey Avenue, SE
Washington, D.C. 20590
Dear Ms. Ley:
I am contacting you on behalf of my constituent, the City of Pikeville, Kentucky, in regards to their proposal for the Small Community Air Service Development grant.
Our nation is faced with many financial challenges as our debt continues to escalate and it is essential that we in Congress, along with the Federal Agencies, work closely to ensure that every tax dollar is spent effectively. I believe, however, that this application from the City of Pikeville deserves full and fair consideration despite our country’s financial obstacles.
The Pikeville-Pike County Regional Airport (PBX) services a 13 county region of 345,000 people in Eastern Kentucky, Western Virginia and Southwestern West Virginia and the nearest commercial airport is more than 100 miles away. The Small Community Air Service Development grant will substantially benefit the City of Pikeville in efforts to recruit a regional airline to provide service to a major connecting hub. Thousands of new jobs will be created with the introduction of a scheduled passenger airline service to an area surrounded by opportunity for economic, industrial, and business growth.
Thank you for your time and consideration in review of this request.
Rand Paul, M.D.
United States Senator
Funny how that works. Get into office and do 100% of the things you say you won’t do.
Seems like it was just yesterday his staffers were telling me how great it was to work for a man who doesn’t do things like this. Seems like it was just yesterday when he was criticizing Hal Rogers for supporting projects like this.