ROKITA AND GRAVES STATEMENT ON FAA EXTENSION

Jul 13, 2016 Issues: Transportation

ROKITA AND GRAVES STATEMENT ON FAA EXTENSION

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Representatives Todd Rokita (R-IN) and Sam Graves (R-MO), both commercial pilots and members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, issued the following statement after the House passed a bill to keep the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) operating through September 2017.

 

“This FAA extension is a win for General Aviation. With provisions on Third Class Medical reform, tower marking requirements that improve safety for aviators, and policies that address critical staffing shortages of air traffic controllers, we can begin to provide solutions to some of our aviation industry’s most pressing challenges. But we must continue pushing forward with long-term reform that addresses unresolved issues not included in this extension – such as the bipartisan reforms to the agency’s certification process.

 

“We want to thank Chairman Shuster for his continued leadership in seeking solutions to these problems and for his support of these important provisions. We look forward to working with him as the Committee develops a long-term bill that benefits all users of our aviation system.”

 

You can watch Rep. Rokita speak on the FAA extension HERE

 

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