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Senate Hearing to be Held on FAA Reauthorization
April 9, 2015
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  • The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, chaired by U.S. Sen. John Thune (R-SD),¬†will hold a full group hearing on Tuesday to discuss the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

    The hearing will focus on the examination of key funding for the FAA, along with a number of additional high-level issues regarding the reauthorization plan.

    FAA Administrator Michael Huerta will testify at the hearing.

    Future hearings will look at more specific aspects of the reauthorization plan, such as retaining competition between manufacturers, certification, financing for airport and infrastructure projects, safety, and the modernization of air traffic control systems.

    The pending legislation is the first reauthorization for the FAA since 2011. That measure granted authorization to the agency for four years and will expire at the end of the 2015 fiscal year.

    The FAA reauthorization hearing will take place at 10 a.m. in Room 253 of the Russell Senate Office Building.

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