Introduction of Legislation Amending the Composition of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authorityby Former Representative Frank R. Wolf
Posted on 2013-01-15
in the house of representatives
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
Mr. WOLF. Mr. Speaker, today I am reintroducing legislation to reduce
the size of the board of the Metropolitan Washington Airports
Authority, MWAA, and provide Virginia a clear majority of the seats,
given that both Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, Reagan, and
Washington Dulles International Airport, Dulles, are located in
The health of the airports and the Dulles Metrorail Extension project have an enormous impact on northern Virginia. I have often said that the Dulles corridor is the ``main street'' of Virginia. The number of businesses that have chosen to locate in this region is a testament to the strength of the airports and the services it provides as a hub for national and international travel. The success of the Dulles corridor, northern Virginia and the entire Commonwealth depend on MWAA being able to capably run the airports and the rail project.
I firmly believe that it is in the best interest of Virginia residents for the Commonwealth to have a majority of seats on the MWAA board to ensure that the airports continue to thrive, Dulles Rail is completed successfully and the Dulles Corridor will continue to be the economic engine of not only the National Capital Region, but the entire Commonwealth of Virginia. I stand ready to work with all interested parties to make sure that both the airports and the Dulles Rail project are successful.