Issue / Unmanned Aerial Systems

House Passes Final FAA Bill; 7-Day Extension Pending in the Senate

September 28, 2018 The House of Representatives has passed the final compromise five-year, $96.7 billion aviation reauthorization...

Summary of Final Compromise FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

The following is an overview of the final compromise FAA reauthorization bill released in the wee hours of September 22, broken down...

House Aviation Subcommittee Hears from UAS Airspace Integration Partners

September 12, 2018 As the aviation industry innovates with vessels of all shapes, sizes, and uses, the House Transportation and...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of September 10, 2018

Thursday, September 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines, and Hazardous Materials...

Defense Authorization Bill Contains Transit, Aviation, Maritime Provisions

July 27, 2018 Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the final conference report version of the fiscal 2019 National Defense...

FAA Bill May Slip to Mid-August in Senate

July 27, 2018 Although behind-the-scenes negotiations on the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill (S. 1405)...

Senate Floor Amendment Log – FY 2019 Transportation Appropriations

Senate Amendment Log – FY 2019 Department of Transportation Appropriations Updated through the close of business on July 31,...

House Subcommittee Roundtable Agrees on Expanding FAA’s Authority to Regulate Drones

July 12, 2018 There was widespread agreement on the need to reform laws governing how the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) can...

Government and Industry Officials Talk Aviation Challenges, Regulations

June 7, 2018 As the end of the Federal Aviation Administration’s temporary funding extension looms near, decision-makers and...

USDOT Announces Drone Integration Pilot Program Sites

May 10, 2018 On Wednesday, May 9, U.S. Secretary of Transportation (USDOT) Elaine Chao announced the first ten state, local, and...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of May 7, 2018

Monday, May 7 – House Appropriations – Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development – subcommittee business meeting to mark up...

House to Consider 116 Amendments to FAA Bill, but Not ATC Management Changes

April 25, 2018 Last night, the House Rules Committee approved a special procedure that will allow the House to consider 116...

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