Legislative Alerts

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Things are picking up here in Washington as the FAA continues to release additional information on the implementation of the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL) and Congress runs up to the expiration of the current Continuing Resolution (CR) this Friday. The FAA released a new Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) document last week that offers further details on how the …

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