Tuesday, March 19, 2013
The U.S. Senate and House of Representatives have both introduced bills supporting Taiwan's bid for observer status at the next ICAO Assembly meeting. Taiwan is unable to become a full member of ICAO as Article 93 of the Chicago Convention restricts membership to sovereign states.
Monday, March 18, 2013
The Transportation Security Administration's recent announcement that it would begin allowing passengers to bring certain previously prohibited items, such as small pocket knives, aboard aircraft has garnered negative public attention. According to the linked article, lawmakers are already proposing legislation to keep the rule change from taking effect. Whether the proposed change outlasts the ongoing criticism remains to be seen.