Rep. Nancy Mace today filed her first bill of the 118th Congress. After the recent Southwest and FAA flight cancellations and technology failures, her bill, titled “Commercial Cabins for Cabinet Members,” “would require the Secretary of Transportation to only fly commercial, just like every other American, until the FAA reauthorization is completed.”
Rep Mace claims that in the past six months, United States Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg has flown private approximately 20 times. She believes that he and his staff should be required to fly commercial until the issues with Southwest and the FAA are investigated and resolved.
“If according to Sec. Buttigieg, on MSNBC earlier today, the FAA systems are constantly being updated, and if they’re so good, then why is he flying private all the time?,” Rep. Mace said. “Until we see the Southwest Airlines debacle investigated; until the FAA software glitches are fixed; and until we complete the FAA reauthorization later this year, the Secretary of Transportation should be required to fly commercial just like everyone else.”
You can read the full bill here: https://mace.house.gov/media/