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Congressman joins fight

Wednesday Rep. John T. Doolittle, R-Rocklin, officially joined other members in what he dubbed “Tahoe’s congressional delegation,” calling for continued funding for the Lake Tahoe Airport’s control tower.

“Continued air traffic control service at Tahoe is critical to helping augment the region’s tourism economy,” Doolittle said. “I hope the Clinton Administration will take into account the strong bipartisan support that exists for continuing this funding and will work with us in finding ways to bolster the airport’s commercial viability.”

Doolittle joined the six other congressional delegates, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., Sen. Barbara Boxer, D-Calif., Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev., Sen. Richard Bryan, D-Nev., Rep. Jim Gibbons, R-Nev., and Rep. John Ensign, R-Woodland, Calif., in signing a Feb. 4 letter to Secretary of Transportation Rodney Slater asking for continued funding.

Sources reported Doolittle was supportive of the airport when the Federal Aviation Administration made public its plans to cut funding in January.

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