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Aviation

Membership 114th Congress

Subcommittee Ranking Member

Rick Larsen
Washington ~ 02

Democratic Members

Eleanor Norton
District of Columbia ~ 00

Eddie Johnson
Texas ~ 30

Daniel Lipinski
Illinois ~ 03

Andre Carson
Indiana ~ 07

Ann Kirkpatrick
Arizona ~ 01

Dina Titus
Nevada ~ 01

Sean Maloney
New York ~ 18

Cheri Bustos
Illinois ~ 17

Julia Brownley
California ~ 26

Michael Capuano
Massachusetts ~ 07

Steve Cohen
Tennessee ~ 09

Richard Nolan
Minnesota ~ 08

John Garamendi
California ~ 03

Peter DeFazio
Oregon ~ 04

Chairman

Frank LoBiondo
New Jersey ~ 02

Republican Members

Don Young
Alaska ~ 00

John Duncan
Tennessee ~ 02

John Mica
Florida ~ 07

Sam Graves
Missouri ~ 06

Candice Miller
Michigan ~ 10

Blake Farenthold
Texas ~ 27

Richard Hanna
New York ~ 22

Reid Ribble
Wisconsin ~ 08

Mark Meadows
North Carolina ~ 11

Rodney Davis
Illinois ~ 13

Mark Sanford
South Carolina ~ 01

Rob Woodall
Georgia ~ 07

Todd Rokita
Indiana ~ 04

Ryan Costello
Pennsylvania ~ 06

Mimi Walters
California ~ 45

Barbara Comstock
Virginia ~ 10

Carlos Curbelo
Florida ~ 26

Lee Zeldin
New York ~ 01

Bill Shuster
Pennsylvania ~ 09

The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, and international issues. Within this scope of responsibilities, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a modal administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). This jurisdiction covers all programs within the FAA as well as aviation programs of the USDOT with respect to economic regulation of air carriers and passenger airline service. In addition, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over commercial space transportation (currently shared with the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology), the National Mediation Board, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). While jurisdiction over the NTSB is shared with other subcommittees, the Subcommittee on Aviation traditionally takes the lead on NTSB-related issues.

Issues within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Aviation include:

  • Air traffic control modernization
  • Airport capacity
  • Airport Improvement Program grants
  • Airspace
  • Airline competition and antitrust issues
  • Aviation safety
  • Aviation security (issues that affect commerce and safety)
  • Commercial aviation and air carrier operations
  • Commercial space transportation
  • Airline consumer protection
  • Environmental requirements
  • Essential Air Service and other small-community air service programs
  • General aviation
  • Unmanned aircraft systems
  • International aviation
  • National Mediation Board
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • War risk insurance
  • Use of navigable airspace

Recent Activity

Jul 11, 2016 Press Release

The House of Representatives today 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.

Jul 6, 2016 Press Release

House and Senate Leaders’ Joint Statement on FAA Extension Agreement

 

Apr 28, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Rick Larsen (D-WA), and Lynn Westmoreland (R-GA), introduced H.R. 5090, legislation that would prevent the U.S.

Apr 27, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Representatives Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), and Rick Larsen (D-WA) sent a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Transportation (DOT) urging him to deny Norwegian Air International (NAI) a permit to operate in

Mar 9, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its cost estimate of H.R. 4441, the “Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act of 2016” (AIRR Act). It determined that the Republican plan to privatize the United States air traffic control (ATC) system would increase the deficit by nearly $20 billion over ten years.

 

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) responded to a Government Accountability Office (GAO) report that confirmed that a Republican proposal to privatize air traffic control operations would be a high-risk gamble.

Feb 10, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) questioned a Republican plan that would completely dismantle the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and devolve Federal responsibility for the air traffic control system by han

Feb 3, 2016 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – Today, Ranking Member of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) and Ranking Member of the Subcommittee on Aviation Rick Larsen (D-WA) strongly opposed a proposal by Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) that would completely dismantle the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to privatize air traffic control and devolve

Oct 20, 2015 Press Release

Washington, D.C. – In a letter to Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx, Ranking Member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) pressed the U.S.

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