Chairman of the Transportation Committee, Delegate Joe May, introduced a bill, HB252, that would have changed the composition of the Metropolitan Washington Airports Authority (MWAA) Board giving Virginians more say.
This bill, having an emergency clause requiring an 80% vote for passage, received a 71% vote today.
This clause would have given the Governor IMMEDIATE authority to appoint two additional MWAA Board members for Virginia.
Yesterday, when the emergency clause was removed, Delegate David Englin tweeted:
dlenglin David Englin
House just removed emergency clause from MWAA bill, virtually ensuring passage tomorrow. Victory for
@VAHouseDems and friends in Labor.
TRANSLATED: "Victory for unions, loss for Virginians"
The House Dems knew the importance of this bill as evidenced by the letters below addressed to Delegate Toscano...
Letter from Secretary of Transportation, Sean Connaughton
Letter from MWAA Board Vice-Chairman and MWAA Board Member