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House and Senate Leaders’ Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement

Washington, DC, July 6, 2016 | Justin Harclerode (202) 225-9446
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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-PA); Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR); Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman John Thune (R-SD); and Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Ranking Member Bill Nelson (D-FL) 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.  Legislative text will be made available at and as soon as possible.

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Tags: Aviation