Rockefeller Statement on FAA Conference Meeting

January 31, 2012

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV issued a statement after today’s FAA conference meeting:

“This conference is the culmination of a lot of hard work by my House and Senate colleagues.  We’re in the final stage of signing off on a conference report that I hope will go to the floor for House and Senate passage.  This bill is years overdue.  But getting it signed into law will make aviation safer, create jobs, and make sure that small communities have access to critical air service.  It will make sure the FAA continues to set the gold standard for safety oversight and the U.S. aviation industry remains competitive and strong.”