FAA Reauthorization Legislation Introduced; ATC Privatization Grounded

On April 13, leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the agency that is free of any proposal to privatize the air traffic control system. H.R.4 was introduced in the House by the entire bipartisan leadership of the committee and its six subcommittees, including T&I Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), T&I Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-Wash.). Shuster was the most vocal proponent of privatization before he abandoned that plan earlier this year.On April 13, leaders of the House Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) Committee introduced the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R.4), a five-year bill to reauthorize the agency that is free of any proposal to privatize the air traffic control system. H.R.4 was introduced in the House by the entire bipartisan leadership of the committee and its six subcommittees, including T&I Committee Chair Bill Shuster (R-Pa.), T&I Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-Ore.), Aviation Subcommittee Chair Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), and Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-Wash.). Shuster was the most vocal proponent of privatization before he abandoned that plan earlier this year.

PASS members can explore the union's analysis of the bill here.

“PASS welcomes this bipartisan legislation that addresses several important issues and, most significantly, does not call for spinning off the air traffic control system from the federal government,” said PASS National President Mike Perrone. “PASS worked consistently over the past five years to secure inclusion of a number of critical provisions important to the union. We look forward to working with House and Senate transportation leaders on both sides of the aisle to pass a long-term FAA reauthorization package that continues to modernize and improve the system while protecting the dedicated men and women of the FAA.”

  

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