Rockefeller Applauds Senate Commerce Committee's Approval of FAA Reauthorization Bill

July 21, 2009

WASHINGTON, D.C.— Senator John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, released the following statement today after legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) was approved by the Commerce Committee:
“I am very pleased that this important legislation was quickly approved by the Committee and that the commitment to improving safety, reducing congestion, and modernizing our aviation system is stronger than ever. The U.S. has always been the world’s leader in aviation, and to continue this tradition we must take concrete action to preserve the public’s trust in the safety of the air transportation system – our bipartisan efforts today have cleared the way for further progress.”