Rep Gosar Introduces Bipartisan Embry-Riddle Tri-City Land Exchange Completion Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Today, U.S. Representative Paul A. Gosar, D.D.S. (AZ-04), introduced H.R. 756, the Embry-Riddle Tri-City Land Exchange Completion Act. This bill seeks to support the continued growth and development of Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University and the local community by removing the outdated reversionary clause from a 16-acre parcel of vacant land that is located adjacent to their campus at the NEC of Willow Creek Road and Heritage Park Road in Prescott, Arizona.
U.S. Representative Paul A Gosar, D.D.S. said, “Removing this unnecessary restriction will turn a vacant lot into an opportunity for economic development and growth. I’m proud to say this locally-driven solution has no negative financial impact and will allow for important growth in the Prescott community.”
U.S. Representative Michael Waltz stated,“Embry-Riddle is a world leader in aviation and aerospace. Removing this outdated requirement will improve growth potential for the university and its innovative programs.”
Embry-Riddle University President Dr. P. Barry Butler said, “Embry Riddle is grateful to Representatives Gosar and Waltz, Senator McSally and the other members of the Florida and Arizona delegations for their continued efforts to promote economic development. By removing the historic restriction on a small parcel of land located adjacent to our Prescott Campus, we will be able to strengthen our university, support local economic development and most importantly focus on our primary mission of providing much needed talent to the aviation aerospace industry.”
Chairman of Embry-Riddle’s Board of Trustees Mori Hosseini stated, “I applaud the bipartisan leadership of Representatives Gosar and Waltz, Senator McSally and the other members of the Florida and Arizona delegations. We appreciate that both stakeholders and their representatives recognize our continuing contribution to the economic vitality of the area and to the aerospace industry, which is critical to our country’s competitiveness and security.”
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Original Sponsors and Cosponsors of the bipartisan legislation include: Michael Waltz (FL-06)*, Paul Gosar (AZ-04)*, Andy Biggs (AZ-05), Ruben Gallego (AZ-07), Ann Kirkpatrick (AZ-02), Debbie Lesko (AZ-08), Tom O’Halleran (AZ-01), David Schweikert (AZ-06), Daniel Webster (FL-11), Ted Yoho (FL-03).