Aviation

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Aviation is part of the lifeblood of modern economies, moving people and goods around the nation and the globe. The American economy literally could not function without it and a tremendous collaborative effort of industry and government maintains the safest airspace in the world. But challenges remain as congestion and delays hinder airports and high-altitude traffic is guided by inefficient and old point-to-point, ground-based radar technology. At the same time, qualified workers needed to meet the global demands for air travel have grown increasingly scarce and new technologies like drones are challenging airline safety and security.

Final FY19 Homeland Bill Increases TSA, Coast Guard Operational Budgets

February 15, 2019 The final fiscal 2019 appropriations package that passed Congress yesterday appropriates a net $49.4 billion for...

DeFazio, Larsen Propose Bill to Insulate FAA from Shutdowns

February 13, 2019 Last week, House Transportation and Infrastructure chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Aviation Subcommittee...

House T&I Kicks Off 2019 With Infrastructure Hearing

The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee of the 116thCongress formally kicked off its work yesterday with a marathon...

Capitol Hill Events – Week of February 11, 2019

Wednesday, February 13 – House Transportation and Infrastructure – Subcommittee on Aviation – subcommittee hearing on the impact...

CBO Estimates Future Transportation Excise Tax Yields Increasing

January 31, 2019 Yesterday's release of the annual Budget and Economic Outlook by the nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office...

The Shutdown’s Effect on Air Traffic Control — and How to End it

This piece was originally published in The Hill. As the federal government shutdown stretches on, its effects on the nation's...

Is the Federal-Aid Highway Program Compatible With the “Green New Deal?”

January 25, 2019 The Democratic takeover of the House of Representatives has energized progressives, and many are choosing to spend...

USDOT Cautiously Proposes Relaxing Rules for Drones

January 18, 2019 In a speech at the Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting in Washington, Transportation Sec. Elaine Chao...

Subcommittees Named in House, Senate

January 18, 2019 Several Congressional committees organized themselves this week and populated their subcommittees. (For coverage of...

House to Move Last Year’s Bipartisan Appropriations Agreements Next Week

January 17, 2019 House Democrats, in yet another attempt to force members to vote on a different way to end the ongoing federal...

Shutdown Continues With No End in Sight, As Federal Workers Miss First Paycheck

The partial lapse-of-appropriations shutdown that began at midnight on December 21 is now three weeks old, but a pivotal milestone was...

Op-Ed: Four Transportation Policy Predictions for 2019

January 3, 2018 Transportation in the United States is in the midst of major change. Last year brought a record number of airline...

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