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House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Posted @ Monday, April 30, 2018    By Zach Israel
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On April 27, the House passed, by a vote of 393-13, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4), which reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration through FY 2023; the current FAA authorization expires on Sept 30, 2018. Title VI of the bill includes the text of the Disaster Recovery Reform Act (DRRA), which includes "bipartisan FEMA reforms providing greater focus on pre-disaster mitigation in order to lessen the impacts of future disasters, saving lives and saving taxpayer dollars." A section-by-section summary of H.R. 4 is available here, and more detailed information on the FAA provisions of the bill and the DRRA are available here and here. The House also considered 113 amendments to H.R. 4, approving 105 and rejecting 8. The Trump Administration issued a Statement of Administration for H.R. 4, stating that "The Administration appreciates the House's commitment to passing a timely bill to reauthorize the FAA and looks forward to working with all Members to enact legislation that modernizes our aviation systems, appropriately strengthens the Government's ability to respond to and address UAS threats, reduces regulatory burdens, and protects taxpayer dollars." H.R. 4 now heads to the Senate for consideration within the next several months. Read more.

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