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FAA Authorization Extended through July 15 while AGC Continues to Push for Funding Reforms

March 25, 2016

Contact Your Member of Congress During Spring Recess and Urge them to Support Increased Airport Infrastructure Funding

Before the House of Representatives left on their two-week spring recess, its members passed a bill to extend Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs through mid-July. AGC has been pushing Congress to increase funding for the Airport Improvement Program and modernize the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) program.  With the House out until April 11 and the Senate out until April 4, now is a great opportunity for AGC members to contact their members of Congress while they are home and urge them to pass a FAA Reauthorization bill that includes these two AGC-supported reforms. 

These two programs are the main source of funding and financing for airport and runway infrastructure and should be included in any final FAA bill.  The House and Senate have both passed long-term FAA bills out of committee but neither has moved to the floor of their respective chambers.  The Senate bill may be considered in April, while the House bill’s fate is uncertain due to bipartisan objections over privatizing the FAA’s air traffic control operations.

For more information, please contact Sean O’Neill at oneills@agc.org or (202) 547-8892.

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