WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Carlos A. Gimenez (FL-26) issued the following statement regarding the closure of American airspace to Russian-operated aircraft:
“President Biden should have closed the U.S. airspace to Russian aircraft weeks ago and kept in line with the similar move made by Canada, the United Kingdom, and the European Union. Tonight, I filed legislation in the House of Representatives to ban Russian aviation companies such as Aeroflot from operating in our airspace and to ban Russian oligarchs from flying their personal aircraft within American airspace. If President Biden is serious in his commitment to do this, then I urge Speaker Pelosi and Majority Leader Schumer to move my legislation forward. Let’s get this done right now.”
Please click here to view the legislation.
Originally published at https://gimenez.house.gov/2022/3/imenez-files-bill-to-ban-russian-aircraft-from-u-s-airspace