Legislative Alerts

ACC is passing along for your information a notice from the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Office of Airports that was distributed to airports and block grant states. The notice provides updates on how the agency will move forward with the FY2024 Airport Improvement Program (AIP) grant program. “For FY 2024 AIP grant funding, new funding …

Congress Clears FAA Reauthorization Bill ACC joined numerous airports and aviation associations in celebrating the passage of H.R. 3935, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024. “ACC commends leadership in the House and Senate for reaching agreement on a bipartisan, bicameral long-term FAA reauthorization bill,” said ACC President T.J. Schulz. “We look forward to rolling up …

ACTION ALERT – Show Your Company’s Support for H.R. 3935 to Congressional Leaders The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2024 (H.R. 3935) is still pending on the Senate floor as agreements are being negotiated on some key issues. Majority Leader Chuck Schumer is working to push for movement on the bill, get closure …

After months of discussions between House and Senate negotiators and leadership, the U.S. Senate has begun consideration of a final compromise FAA reauthorization bill on chamber floor today. Congress is working to pass the bill before the current short-term authorization extension expires on May 10, 2024. “The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 is the culmination …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Things are getting busy here in Washington as the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee released its FAA reauthorization proposal on June 9. At the same time, President Biden has named new acting leadership at FAA as the process continues to identify a full-time Administrator. More details are available here.

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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