FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
April 19, 2016
Devin Osting (AAAA): (202) 223-9523
The Alliance Applauds the Senate Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill
Washington, DC – Today, the Alliance for Aviation Across America applauded the passage in the Senate of H.R. 636, which would reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through September of 2017. The bill was introduced on March 9, and reported out by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee on March 16th. It passed the Senate by a vote of 95 to 3.
In response, the Alliance released the following statement:
“We applaud the U.S. Senate, and in particular, Commerce Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD), Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL), for passing a reauthorization bill that provides ongoing funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. This bill not only ensures ongoing funding of our FAA so that important infrastructure projects can move forward, but it protects the interests of consumers, airports and communities of all sizes by retaining Congressional oversight of our air transportation system. This legislation also supports modernization of our air transportation system, increases investment in important initiatives such as the Airport Improvement Program, and includes important reforms such as improving certification processes for new technologies. We look forward to working with Congress on issues impacting general aviation, local airports and rural communities that depend on them.”
Formed in 2007, the Alliance for Aviation Across America is a non-profit, non-partisan coalition of over 6,300 individuals representing businesses, agricultural groups, FBO’s, small airports, elected officials, charitable organizations, and leading business and aviation groups that support the interests of the general aviation community across various public policy issues.
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