The T&I Committee approved a motion to favorably report H.R.
Eno Transportation Weekly
June 22, 2017 – In the “when it rains, it pours” department, the chairmen of the transportation committees in both houses of Congress introduced their differing bills to reauthorize the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration.
Eno’s latest report highlights the issues with the current U.S. aviation certification procedures and recommends key policy reforms.
May 5, 2017 – If you don’t like airlines, this was your week. Both the House of Representatives and the Senate held hearings, totaling almost seven hours between them, about airlines’ customer service—you might have heard that the issue has been in the spotlight lately.
March 29, 2017 – On March 23, the Senate Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing exploring two distinct issues: airports, and aviation certification,
February 17, 2017 – On February 15 the Aviation Subcommittee of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee started a series of hearings (there are five planned so far) on the upcoming Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) re-authorization legislation.
Tuesday, February 14 – House Energy and Commerce – Subcommittee on Digital Commerce and Consumer Protection – subcommittee hearing on paths to deployment of self-driving cars (witness list and hearing memo here) – 10:15 a.m., 2123 Rayburn.
August 24, 2016 – While the Environmental Protection Agency now says it can regulate greenhouse gas emissions of aircraft, manufacturers are looking to the international aviation standards body to act instead.
The recently enacted FAA extension law contains a variety of safety-related provisions, particularly those relating to unmanned aircraft systems (drones).
There is another, much less visible area of aviation that also impacts your travel. It is an area that Congress can act to improve greatly: air traffic control.
On May 26, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a $49.7 billion spending bill to fund the Department of Homeland Security during fiscal year 2017.
Summary of the amendment process on the Senate floor for H.R. 636, the FAA reauthorization bill, through April 14, 2016.
April 12, 2016 – The Senate made more slow and incremental progress yesterday on legislation reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration (H.R. 636), but has not yet turned to the legislation today. The Senate recessed at 12:30 p.m.
April 8, 2016 – The Senate adopted a handful of additional amendments to the pending Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (H.R. 636) by voice vote at 5:07 p.m., and then the Congressional Budget Office released its cost estimate for the bill shortly after that.
April 7, 2016 – The U.S. Senate finally got around to debating the specifics of legislation reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration this week.
March 11, 2016 – As first reported in last Wednesday’s ETW Express, the bipartisan leaders of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee have introduced legislation (S. 2658) reauthorizing the programs of the Federal Aviation Administration for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 and making changes in federal aviation policy. The Committee has scheduled a markup session to consider and amend the bill for Wednesday, March 16 at 10:00 a.m.
December 15, 2015 – A new GAO report examines the negative effects that budget uncertainty has had on air traffic control spending at the FAA in recent years.
December 9, 2015 – The House Homeland Security Committee held a meeting on Tuesday afternoon titled, “Examining TSA’s Global Efforts to Protect the Homeland from Aviation Threats and Enhance Security at Last Point of Departure Airports” to explore how the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) approaches security risks at foreign airports that have flights to the United States.
October 20, 2015 – On Monday, U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Aviation Administrator (FAA) Michael Huerta joined aviation stakeholders at a press conference to announce a new task force whose role will be to develop recommendations for an unmanned aircraft registration requirement – and to have the requirement in place before tens of thousands of new drone aircraft systems are given as Christmas presents this year.
On September 30, the House committee on Homeland Security had a marathon full committee markup on 15 bills.