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FAA Appropriations Cleared; Biden Budget Unveiled

LN 24-02  |  March 14, 2024 Congress Clears FY 2024 Appropriations for FAA; DHS/TSA Pending Third FAA Authorization Extension Passed with May 10 Deadline Biden Releases FY 2025 Budget Proposal It’s been a busy two weeks in Washington as Congress works to clear the decks of the FY 2024 annual spending bills and find a […]

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Senate Passes FAA Extension, Averting Shutdown

The U.S. Senate approved an extension of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) funding authority until March 8, 2024, averting a potential shut down of non-critical FAA operations and services. While the House of Representatives passed its extension on December 11, 2023, the bill was held up in the Senate by Senator Michael Bennet (D-CO) over disagreements

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Update – Shutdown Prospects Increase as Senate and House Take Separate Paths on Funding Extension

September 29 Update: The Senate is starting debate on its own extension bill, which extends funding for federal agencies through November 17. The Senate bill also extends Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization through December 31. Not all Senate Republicans are on board and some may try to impose procedural hurdles, but it appears at this time

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House of Representatives Passes 5 Year FAA Reauthorization

The U.S. House of Representatives passed its 5-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill with a resounding 351-69 vote on Thursday. ACC sent a letter to House committee leaders this week in support of many provisions in the bill. The organization praised the increase in the Airport Improvement Program (AIP) to $4 billion dollars and

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Washington Update — FAA Update & Advocacy Tactics

The ACC Advocacy Committee hosted its second quarter Washington Update on Monday, which was well attended by ACC members. The briefing featured a discussion on how member companies and individuals can proactively engage in the political process. Guest speaker Matt Reiffer, American Council of Engineering Companies’ (ACEC) Vice President of Infrastructure Programs, joined Ally Fields

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ACC Provides FAA Reauthorization Recommendations to Congress

This week, ACC sent a letter to the leadership of the House Transportation Committee and Senate Commerce Committee outlining recommendations regarding legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). “This legislation will play a critical role in ensuring that the United States remains the leader of the world in aviation safety and innovation while safeguarding

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ACC Joins Industry Letter Supporting Extension of BABAA Deadline

ACC Joins Industry Letter Supporting Extension of BABAA Deadline ACC joined 42 transportation and business organizations in a letter calling on the Biden Administration to extend the current 180-day delay in the applicability of Buy America, Build America Act (BABAA) requirements. “Before these (BABAA) requirements take effect, it is critical that the U.S. Department of

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ACC Provides Key Focus Areas on FAA Reauthorization Process

This week, ACC submitted a list of key priority focus areas in the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) reauthorization process to the U.S. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. The current FAA authorization expires on Sept. 30, 2023. ACC convened an FAA Reauthorization Task Force and solicited recommendations from ACC’s technical committee members. The initial

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ACC Seeks Input on FAA Reauthorization Priorities

With the current FAA authorization legislation expiring on Sept. 30, 2023. ACC is currently undertaking an effort to identify key priorities in the upcoming reauthorization effort. To help develop ACC’s reauthorization policies, ACC formed an ACC Reauthorization Task Force, with representatives holding a diversity of perspectives and expertise in all areas of airport development and

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