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Air Traffic Control Privatization

On February 3, 2016, House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster and Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo introduced the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act.This legislation privatizes the Air Traffic Control (ATC) functions of the FAA and allows a Private Corporate Board, dominated by big airlines, to run the system and charge the flying public for service.

The AIRR Act passed through the T&I Committee in February 2016  but has not yet been brought to the floor. On July 11, 2016 the House of Representatives unanimously approved a bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension that ensures the FAA is funded through September 30, 2017. 

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On Wednesday, February 10th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Full Committee Hearing: " Review of ATC Reform Proposals"

 

On Thursday, February 11th, the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a Full Committee Mark-Up on H.R. 4441, the AIRR Act.

 

On March 14, 2016, the House passed legislation to extend the authorization of Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through July 15, 2016. Watch Ranking Member DeFazio's floor statement on the extension:

 

 

On July 11, 2016, The House of Representatives unanimously approved a bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension that ensures the FAA is funded through September 30, 2017, and that provides a limited number of important safety, security, and time-sensitive improvements for the U.S. aviation system. Watch Ranking Member DeFazio's floor statement below

 

Press Release:
House Passes Bipartisan FAA Extension

 

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