US Passes FAA Reauthorization Act with Overwhelming Bipartisan Support

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 with a decisive vote of 387-26. U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), Chair of the Senate Commerce Committee, led the effort, and the bill now heads to President Biden for signing. Prompted by recent flight disruptions and safety issues, this legislation makes significant investments to enhance aviation safety, reliability, and technology. It includes measures to improve air traffic control, provide passenger refunds, increase fines for consumer violations, and address aviation workforce shortages. The Act reauthorizes the FAA for five years, setting new standards for the aviation industry.

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