Tag Archives: FAA Reauthorization

Infrastructure Bill Could be Packaged with Tax Reform; Senate Commerce Committee to Consider Rosen’s Nomination to be DOT Deputy Secretary Soon; Many Members of Congress Seeking to Protect New Starts Funding; House and Senate Committees to Hold FAA Hearings

Legislative Activity Infrastructure Bill Could be Packaged with Tax Reform There has been considerable discussion on the Hill and in the Trump Administration about the prospects of combining a large-scale infrastructure bill with comprehensive tax reform. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin recently met with the Problem Solvers Caucus, a group of 20 Democrats and 20 Republicans … Continue Reading

President Releases “Skinny Budget”; Senate Commerce Committee to Hold Hearing on FAA Reauthorization

Legislative Activity President Releases “Skinny Budget” On March 16, the Administration released the President’s “Skinny Budget.” As is typical with a budget outline provided by a new President, the request is very high level and does not include nearly the detail of a full budget proposal. The Administration has said it will release its full … Continue Reading

Congress to Vote on Short-Term FAA Reauthorization This Week

Legislative Activity Congress to Vote on Short-Term FAA Reauthorization This Week This week, Congress will vote on a short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization that will reauthorize FAA programs through September 30, 2017. The short-term authorization includes some policy changes, but avoids many significant changes the House and Senate had been pursuing. While the Senate … Continue Reading

Short-Term FAA Reauthorization Likely Soon; FAA May Release Final Drone Rule This Week

Legislative Activity Short-Term FAA Reauthorization Likely Soon The current short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension expires on July 15, leaving just four weeks for Congress to pass another short-term extension or a long term reauthorization bill. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) recently admitted that Congress will have to pass another short-term … Continue Reading

FAA Reauthorization Deadline a Month Away

Legislative Activity FAA Reauthorization Deadline a Month Away The current short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension expires on July 15, leaving just over a month for Congress to pass a short-term extension or a long term reauthorization bill. While the Senate passed its reauthorization, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2016 (H.R. 636), by an overwhelming … Continue Reading

FAA Reauthorization Deadline Approaching, Amid Security Concerns; Appropriations Process Stalled

Legislative Activity FAA Reauthorization Deadline Approaching, Amid Security Concerns The current short-term Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension expires on July 15, leaving only 20 legislative days for Congress to pass a long-term reauthorization bill or another short-term extension.  This also limits the opportunity that House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) has to … Continue Reading

Unclear How House Will Proceed on FAA Reauthorization; Senate Appropriations Committee Passes THUD Appropriations Bill, Unclear When it Will Hit Senate Floor

Legislative Activity Unclear How House Will Proceed on FAA Reauthorization After the Senate overwhelmingly approved its Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation on April 19 by a vote of 95 to 3, it remains unclear how the House will proceed on its own FAA reauthorization legislation, which continues to be stalled due to objections on … Continue Reading

Senate Could Pass FAA Reauthorization Act on Monday; Senate Appropriations Committee to Mark Up THUD Appropriations Bill

Legislative Activity Senate Could Pass FAA Reauthorization Act on Monday On Monday, the Senate is expected to hold a cloture vote on the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016. The Senate considered the FAA Reauthorization Act most of last week, adopting a variety of bipartisan amendments to the bill that would reauthorize FAA programs … Continue Reading

Senate Energy Bill Still To Clear Hurdles Before Floor Action; Renewables in FAA Reauthorization; Methane on the March

Legislative Action Senate Energy Policy Modernization Act As a result of continued opposition to the Flint water funding package and an off-shore oil revenue amendment, the Senate continues to remain in a holding pattern on floor action for S. 2012, the Energy Policy Modernization Act of 2016.  Renewables in FAA Reauthorization The Senate prepares for … Continue Reading

Senate to Continue Consideration of FAA Reauthorization Act

Legislative Activity Senate to Continue Consideration of FAA Reauthorization Act On Monday, the Senate will resume floor consideration of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016. Over 100 amendments to the bill have been filed, but it is unclear how many will be offered on the floor this week. Additionally, Senate Leadership and … Continue Reading

Senate Commerce Committee to Markup FAA Reauthorization

Legislative Activity Senate Commerce Committee to Markup FAA Reauthorization The Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee will mark up the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2016 (S. 2658) this Wednesday, March 16. The bipartisan bill would reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through September 30, 2017. The text of the bill is available here. … Continue Reading

House Shelves AIRR Act, Senate to Pursue Own FAA Reauthorization Legislation

Legislative Activity House Shelves AIRR Act, Senate to Pursue Own FAA Reauthorization Legislation Members of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee are moving forward with their own bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization legislation in the coming weeks, after House Leadership shelved the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act amid diverse opposition to … Continue Reading

AIRR Act Delayed Amid ATC Reform Opposition

Legislative Activity AIRR Act Delayed Amid ATC Reform Opposition The House is unlikely to consider the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act on the floor this week amid opposition from Democrats, Republican appropriators, and some Republican members of the House Ways and Means Committee. The AIRR Act would reauthorize Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs … Continue Reading

AIRR Act’s ATC Reform Faces Diverse Opposition

Legislative Activity AIRR Act’s ATC Reform Faces Diverse Opposition The Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster’s (R-PA) Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, faces diverse opposition to its air traffic control (ATC) reform provisions. The AIRR Act would remove ATC from the federal government and transfer … Continue Reading

FAA Reauthorization Coming Into Focus

Legislative Activity FAA Reauthorization Coming Into Focus House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) is expected to release a draft Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill soon, and it could be as early as this week. The current six-month FAA Reauthorization extension expires on March 31. Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee Chairman … Continue Reading

President Signed Five-Year Surface Transportation Reauthorization; Next Up, FAA Reauthorization

Legislative Activity President Signed Five-Year Surface Transportation Reauthorization Last Friday, President Obama signed the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) into law, reauthorizing surface transportation programs for the next five years. The $305 billion bill gained widespread bipartisan support, passing the House by a vote of 359-65 and the Senate by a vote of … Continue Reading
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