House and Senate Leaders’ Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement

July 6, 2016

WASHINGTON – Leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee today announced they have reached a bipartisan, bicameral agreement on a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension through September 30, 2017, that will provide important safety, security, and time-sensitive improvements for the U.S. aviation system.
Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Penn.); Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.); Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-S.D.); and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-Fla.) released the following joint statement:
“We have reached an agreement on an FAA extension that provides much-needed stability for our aviation system through September 2017. This bill includes significant airport security reforms as well as critical aviation safety provisions and time-sensitive enhancements for air travelers. We look forward to sending this measure to the president before the July 15 expiration of the FAA’s current authorization. Recognizing that this is a year-long extension, we are also committed to working together on a longer-term reauthorization that includes other important reforms benefiting all passengers and Americans who depend on a safe aviation system.”
Click here for a summary of the agreement and here for legislative text.