giffords http://knau.org en Gifford's Final Bill Passes http://knau.org/post/giffords-final-bill-passes <p>The Tucson Representative introduced legislation two and a half years ago to combat the use of ultralight aircraft.&nbsp; Resembling gliders with a small engine and propeller, ultralights are used by drug smugglers to carry narcotics across the U-S/ Mexico border.&nbsp;</p><p>Giffords&rsquo; first bill passed the House, but was never heard in the Senate.&nbsp;&nbsp; She cosponsored another measure this year that increases the punishment for using ultralights and gives Border Patrol agents more tools to interdict them.</p> Wed, 25 Jan 2012 23:43:45 +0000 Paul Atkinson 8194 at http://knau.org