Grothman Introduces Bipartisan Air America Act

By: See Hafer News

Congressman Glenn Grothman of Glenbeulah has introduced the bipartisan Air America Act with 55 original cosponsors. This bill will correct an inequity suffered by the brave Americans who are former employees of Air America by ensuring they receive the federal retirement benefits and recognition they have earned.

Between 1950 and 1976, a group of approximately 1,000 U.S. citizens worked for Air America, which was portrayed as a private company carrying out flight operations during the Cold War. However, now-declassified documents have revealed that Air America was wholly-owned and controlled by the U.S. government – meaning these brave Americans were federal employees under the law at the time they worked.

The Air America Act will ensure that those Air Americans who qualify for retirement benefits under the law will receive what they earned and deserve.

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