On June 9, 2023, Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), along with full Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Garret Graves (R-LA), and Aviation Subcommittee Ranking Member Steve Cohen (D-TN), introduced H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act, bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and aviation safety and infrastructure programs for the next five years. On June 14, 2023, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee approved H.R. 3935 by a unanimous 63 to 0 vote. The House of Representatives then approved the bill by a vote of 351 to 69 on July 20, 2023.
America’s aviation system and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) are the world’s gold standard, and the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee is working to reauthorize the programs of the FAA before the end of Fiscal Year 2023 and the expiration of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 on September 30, 2023. Passing this legislation is critical to ensuring a robust and vibrant future for our aviation system and to the United States remaining the gold standard.
More Information on H.R. 3935, the Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act:
November 30, 2023 - Aviation Stakeholders Caution Against Series of Short-Term FAA Extensions & Urge Swift Passage of Comprehensive Long-Term Bill
November 20, 2023 - Chairman Graves Op-Ed: It's Time to Add to the U.S.'s Rich Aviation History
September 30, 2023 - House Approves Three-Month FAA Extension
July 20, 2023 - House Approves Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Legislation
July 19, 2023 - Chairmen Sam Graves and Garret Graves Statements from House Floor Debate on Bipartisan FAA Bill
July 19, 2023 - Letter to House Colleagues from Chairman Graves Clearing up Myths and Facts about Pilot Training Requirements
| Coalition Letter in Support of the Pilot Training Requirement Provision in H.R. 3935
July 19, 2023 - Chairman Graves in The Washington Times: Bipartisan FAA Bill Maintains America’s Aviation Gold Standard
July 18, 2023 - Bipartisan FAA Bill Gains Support of More Than 1,000 Aviation Stakeholders
June 14, 2023 - T&I Committee Advances Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill
June 12, 2023 - What They Are Saying: Aviation Industry Leaders Laud Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Bill
June 9, 2023 - T&I Committee Leaders Introduce Bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Legislation
Full text of H.R. 3935 (as introduced) | Text of House Rules Committee Print
Full Committee Markup of H.R. 3935
More than 1,000 aviation industry leaders and stakeholders operating at national, state, and local levels have expressed support for the bill.