H.R. 2997 - 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act

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#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
1Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA)DemocratEstablishes certain protections for airline passengers, including requiring airlines to plainly disclose the rights and responsibilities of their passengers, requiring the FAA to develop and promulgate equipment standards for aircraft bathrooms and seats, and clarify the circumstances in which air carriers are considered responsible for delays or cancellations. Submitted
2Version 1Turner (OH)RepublicanProhibits an airline from forcing passengers off of an oversold flight to make room for the airline's flight crew.Submitted
3Version 1Jenkins, Evan (WV), Mooney (WV), McKinley (WV)RepublicanRequires the Secretary of Transportation to submit progress reports to Congress regarding the award of a runway safety repair grant authorized under section 47144 of title 49, United States Code.Submitted
4Version 2Lynch (MA), Bass (CA), Meng (NY), Beyer (VA)DemocratRevised Strengthens the required study on the health impacts of airplane flights on residents exposed to a range of noise and air pollution levels from such flights by requiring that the study focuses on residents in at least seven metropolitan areas rather than at least one. Includes additional health impacts, such as asthma exacerbation and stress, that are attributable to noise exposure from aircraft flights within the scope of the study. Requires submission of the study to the FAA Administrator not later than two years rather than three. Revised
5Version 1Lynch (MA), Bass (CA)DemocratDirects the FAA Administrator to identify and facilitate opportunities to develop and execute memoranda of understanding between the FAA and state and local authorities that operate airports to reduce the overflight noise impacts of aircraft operations resulting from the implementation of NextGen precision-based Performance Based Navigation (PBN) procedures, including RNAV. Such memoranda would be based on the innovative memorandum of understanding executed between the FAA and the Massachusetts Port Authority to analyze noise reduction opportunities through changes to PBN procedures. Submitted
6Version 1Lynch (MA), Bass (CA), Meng (NY)DemocratDirects the FAA Administrator to engage and cooperate with air carriers to identify and facilitate opportunities for air carriers to retrofit aircraft with devices that mitigate noise, including vortex generators. Submitted
7Version 1Lynch (MA), Bass (CA), Gallego (AZ), Meng (NY)DemocratDirects Regional FAA Administrators to conduct public forums within affected local communities in their region every 90 days to address concerns regarding the logistical, environmental, and health impacts of aircraft overflight noise. Requires Regional FAA Administrators to provide public notice of such public forums at least 30 days prior to a forum. Submitted
8Version 1Lynch (MA)DemocratStops unnecessary national security risks posed by the use of anonymous and opaque ownership of aircraft registered with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) by requiring beneficial ownership reporting for FAA aircraft registration.Submitted
9Version 1Lynch (MA), Bass (CA), Gallego (AZ)DemocratProvides that when proposing a new area navigation departure procedure or amending an existing procedure that would direct aircraft between the surface and 6,000 feet above ground level over noise sensitive areas, the FAA Administrator shall also consider the feasibility of additional alternatives in order to address community noise concerns. Such alternatives include thrust and speed management modification for departures, late turn arrival path procedures, early turn modifications, and waypoint relocation. Submitted
10Version 1Lynch (MA), Meng (NY)DemocratProvides that when proposing a new area navigation departure procedure or amending an existing procedure that would direct aircraft between the surface and 6,000 feet above ground level over noise sensitive areas, the FAA Administrator shall, in order to address community noise concerns, also consider the feasibility of runway configurations and flight paths that maximize departures and arrivals over water, rather than land, for airports located in coastal communities. Submitted
11Version 1Norton (DC), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires the private ATC corporate board to include 2 directors from nonprofit public interest groups with expertise in consumer protection to represent the interest of air travelers and to limit the number of directors who represent the passenger air carriers.Submitted
12Version 1Cohen (TN)DemocratProhibits directors and employees of the Corporation from holding any financial interests in an aviation enterprise and subject to federal ethicsSubmitted
13Version 1Estes, Ron (KS)RepublicanSunsets the provisions of Title II three years after enactment unless reauthorized by an Act of Congress.Submitted
14Version 1Estes, Ron (KS)RepublicanRequires the Corporation to reimburse the Secretary for all transfers of licenses, patents, software rights, and real and personal property, including air navigation facilities, within five years of enactment. The funds would be deposited with the Treasury and used for deficit reduction. Submitted
15Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratRequires the FAA to assess the effectiveness of and compliance with its longstanding prompt payment requirements. The amendment would also require airports to track and report such complaints to the FAA. Submitted
16Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratRequires those seeking to implement a Passenger Facility Charge to describe in their application their good faith efforts to contract with disadvantaged business enterprises and to ensure that all small businesses, including those owned by veterans, will be able to compete for work funded with PFC revenues. Submitted
17Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratImplements recommendations made by the Department of Transportation's Inspector General in reports required by section 140 of the FAA Modernization Act of 2012 to improve the FAA's Disadvantaged Business Enterpise program and extend the authority for regular reports and audits by the IG. Submitted
18Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL), Meng (NY)DemocratAdds “economic impacts” to the study on the effects of airport noise on communities near busy airports. Submitted
19Version 1Farenthold (TX)RepublicanRepeals completely the DCA perimeter rule. Submitted
20Version 1Polis (CO), Speier (CA), Nadler (NY), Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratAllows unaccompanied minors to have a family caregiver escort them through security to their gate; Allows pregnant women to pre-board and ensures airlines include pregnant women in their nondiscrimination policies; Ensures that children under 13 can sit next to their parents on planes (as practicable); Requires a GAO study on health impacts of individuals on delayed flights due to items such as temperature, access to water, etc.Submitted
21Version 1LoBiondo (NJ)RepublicanStates that critical operational laboratories and facilities of the William J. Hughes Technical Center as expected during a Government shutdown or emergency. Submitted
22Version 1DeFazio (OR), Nadler (NY)DemocratRequires the private air traffic control corporation to pay fair market value for the transfer of assets (including real property) from the Federal Aviation Administration; and requires the corporation to return to the U.S. Treasury the proceeds of any sales of property or equipment within the first three years of the corporation.Submitted
23Version 1DeFazio (OR), Larsen, Rick (WA)DemocratStrikes air traffic control privatization (title II) and inserts H.R. 2800, the “Aviation Funding Stability Act”, which provides a stable, predictable aviation funding stream by taking the Airport and Airway Trust Fund off budget; institutes Federal Aviation Administration procurement and personnel reform; and authorizes funds to rebuild and modernize aging air traffic control facilities across the United States.Submitted
24Version 1Speier (CA), Lieu (CA), Bass (CA), Meng (NY)DemocratAllows homeowners to receive assistance for noise mitigation products or services under RSIP if they had previously received services or products, but those products need repair, as long as the warranty is no longer valid.Submitted
25Version 2Speier (CA), Beyer (VA), Meng (NY)DemocratRevised Requires a GAO report studying: (1) while maintaining safety as the top priority, whether air traffic controllers and airspace designers are trained on noise and health impact mitigation in addition to efficiency; and (2) the prevalence of vectoring flights due to over-crowded arrival paths, and alternatives to this practice.Revised
26Version 2Speier (CA), Eshoo (CA), Lieu (CA), Bass (CA), Chu (CA), Beyer (VA), Gallego (AZ), Meng (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the FAA to update its mission statement to include safety as the first priority, and efficiency and the minimization of noise, health, and environmental impacts as the secondary and co-equal priorities.Revised
27Version 2Lowenthal (CA), Napolitano (CA), Garamendi (CA), Huffman (CA), Bass (CA), Lewis, John (GA), Scott, David (GA)DemocratRevised Grandfathers in current voter approved sales taxes from a recent FAA rule which restricts revenues from taxes applied to aviation fuel to only go to airports. Clarifies the rule so that funds may also be reinvested in transportation projects.Revised
28Version 1Nolan (MN)DemocratPreserves and ensures mandatory funding for the Essential Air Service program.Submitted
29Version 1Taylor (VA), Scott, Bobby (VA)Bi-PartisanEncourages the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to complete an environmental impact statement (EIS) in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act of 1969 (42 U.S.C. 4321 et seq.) on behalf of any airport designated as a primary small hub airport that has had at least 2 environmental impact states terminated before completion.Submitted
30Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratEstablishes procedures and standards that facilitate the safe operation of unmanned aircraft systems by institutions of higher education, including faculty, staff and students. Submitted
31Version 1Capuano (MA), Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretary to ensure that all applicable federal aircraft noise policies are followed when the Corporation submits proposals under section 90501(c), and requires the Corporation to make all reasonable efforts to work with communities, aircraft operators, airports, and interested parties to mitigate or reduce the effects of aircraft noise.Submitted
32Version 1Swalwell (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Increases from $5 million to $7.5 million, providing what is largely an inflation adjustment, funds made available for a program authorized in the year 2000 to test and evaluate systems for aircraft and airport security.Withdrawn
33Version 1Delaney (MD)DemocratRequires GSA to determine a purchase price for the assets transferred to the new Corporation and for Treasury to hold those funds in a reserve fund that could be used to make loans to the Corporation in the event of insolvency. After 10 years, if the Corporation has reached an appropriate level of creditworthiness, Treasury could transfer any assets in the reserve fund to the general fund. Submitted
34Version 1Delaney (MD)DemocratEnsures that the Essential Air Service receives its fully authorized funding. Submitted
35Version 1Delaney (MD)DemocratAllows the President to temporarily take control of the ATC Corporation in the case of a national emergency or in the case of the insolvency of the Corporation. Submitted
36Version 1Lance (NJ)RepublicanDirects the Comptroller General to assess the economic effects of Temporary Flight Restrictions and recommend steps to mitigate identified negative economic effects on airports or aviation-related businesses.Submitted
37Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratRequires air carriers to outline rebooking options, refunds, meals, and lodging to the public in instances where a costumer’s flight is diverted.Submitted
38Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratRequires the Corporation created by the Act to disclose to Congress any time it enters into a lobbying contract.Submitted
39Version 1Castro (TX)DemocratEnsures the Corporation created by the Act establishes post-employment lobbying restrictions for Directors, officers, agents, and employees of the Corporation.Submitted
40Version 2Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanRevised Ensures that aircraft transitioning from flight over ocean to flight over land fly at no lower altitude than necessary to provide for safe flight operations. Revised
41Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanEstablishes priorities of safety, community concerns, and efficiency, in that order, when the FAA analyzes changes to procedures or operations.Submitted
42Version 1Schiff (CA)DemocratDirects FAA to establish a program to utilize available remote detection and identification technologies for safety oversight, including enforcement actions against operators of unmanned aircraft systems that are not in compliance with applicable Federal aviation laws, including regulations. Requires annual reporting by FAA to Congress to report the number of drones entering restricted airspace, the number of enforcement cases brought by FAA or other agencies, and recommendations by FAA for detection and mitigation systems.Submitted
43Version 1Schiff (CA), Lowenthal (CA), Sires (NJ), Payne, Jr. (NJ), Suozzi (NY), Bass (CA), Meng (NY), Lieu (CA)DemocratRequires FAA to regulate helicopter operations above Los Angeles County, California, Hudson County, New Jersey, Queens County, New York, and Nassau County, New YorkSubmitted
44Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Transportation to issue regulations to ensure that airports provide equal access to all forms of ground transportation accessing the airport; and charge all forms of ground transportation providers equal rates for airport access. Submitted
45Version 2Zeldin (NY), Meng (NY)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the FAA administrator to review the North Shore Helicopter Route to address the noise impact on affected communities, to improve altitude enforcement, and to assess alternatives including an all water route over the Atlantic Ocean.Revised
46Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratExpresses a sense of Congress that the Secretary of Transportation and the Secretary of Agriculture should, in coordination and consultation with the World Health Organization, develop a framework and guidance for the use of safe, effective, and nontoxic means of preventing the transportation of disease-carrying mosquitoes and other insects on commercial aircraft. Submitted
47Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratRequires sinks or sanitizing equipment to be provided in any Mothers’ rooms at airports. Submitted
48Version 2Panetta (CA), Gallego (AZ), Meng (NY)DemocratRevised Directs the FAA to conduct a study of a pilot program under which actual noise sampling would be conducted to determine a Day Night Level average sound level standard.Revised
49Version 1Bonamici (OR)DemocratCreates the position of an Aviation Consumer Advocate within the Aviation Consumer Protection Division of the Department of Transportation. Submitted
50Version 1Lynch (MA), Gallego (AZ), Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Health and Medicine Division of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, within 30 days of enactment, to convene a committee of experts in health and environmental science to examine the various health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution and prepare and issue a corresponding Expert Consensus Report that sets forth current scientific knowledge relating to the various health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution. Submitted
51Version 1Lynch (MA), Gallego (AZ), Meng (NY)DemocratEstablishes a Regional Aircraft Noise Ombudsman in each FAA region to enhance agency responsiveness to public concerns regarding aircraft noise. Submitted
52Version 1Young, Don (AK)RepublicanInstructs the Department of Transportation to enter into an agreement with the American Air Navigation Services Corporation to facilitate the continued collection of Overflight Fees, not at the expense of taxpayers, necessary to fund the Essential Air Service program. This amendment also sets the amount of discretionary funds for the Essential Air Service program at $185,000,000 until 2023. Submitted
53Version 1Trott (MI)RepublicanDirects the Secretary of Transportation to take the necessary actions to change the airport code for Oakland County International Airport, located in Oakland County, Michigan, to "OCI."Submitted
54Version 1Perlmutter (CO), Polis (CO)DemocratRequires all newly manufactured helicopters within 18 months to meet recommendations from the FAA's Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group to improve helicopter fuel system crash resistance.Submitted
55Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratStates that no amounts may be paid from the Treasury to pay directly or reimburse subsistence or lodging expenses of a Federal employee of official in the course of official Government travel or business at any hotel or property in which the President maintains a financial interest.Submitted
56Version 1Beyer (VA), Meng (NY)DemocratAuthorizes the Secretary to waive requirements to qualify for AIP funds for soundproofing residential buildings if the Secretary determines a neighborhood has been subjected to increased noise levels as a result of NextGen. Submitted
57Version 1Beyer (VA), Meng (NY), Gallego (AZ)DemocratIncreases the Airport Improvement Program’s set aside for noise mitigation from 35 to 40 percent.Submitted
58Version 1Rosen (NV)DemocratStrikes section of the bill that allows airlines to obscure mandatory fees and taxes on their websites by advertising pre-tax, pre-fee fares on one page, and then separately notifying customers of applicable taxes and fees elsewhere on the site.Submitted
59Version 1Rosen (NV)DemocratWithdrawn Prohibits the imposition on passengers of fees not reasonably related to the costs incurred by airlines.Withdrawn
60Version 1Rosen (NV)DemocratBars airlines from prohibiting a ticketed passenger from boarding a flight if he or she is present at the gate when general boarding begins, unless there is a valid safety or security reason. Submitted
61Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratInstructs GAO to study the impact of avoidable airline delays on climate change. Submitted
62Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratInstructs the GAO to study the impact of rising global temperatures on airline delays, including those caused by overheated runways and air that is too thin for aircraft flights. Submitted
63Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratInstructs the FAA to address the issue of recreational drones interfering with emergency response to natural disasters, especially wildfires. Submitted
64Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratCaps the American Air Navigation Services Corporation's CEO salary at an amount not to exceed that of the President of the United States.Submitted
65Version 1Lieu (CA), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires a report from the Comptroller General evaluating the impacts of extreme temperatures and weather events on flight schedules and airport infrastructure.Submitted
66Version 1Langevin (RI)DemocratEnsures passengers with disabilities receive timely and effective assistance at the airport and on the aircraft. Personnel providing physical assistance to passengers with disabilities would be required to receive hands on training to perform assistance and use any needed equipment. Submitted
67Version 1Langevin (RI)DemocratEnsures that those passengers with disabilities receive priority access to bulkhead seating to accommodate their needs, regardless of class of ticket purchased.Submitted
68Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratDirects the FAA Administrator to conduct a study on the infrastructure needs of fast-growing airports.Submitted
69Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratCreates an FAA Community Ombudsman for each region of the FAA to serve as a liaison related to impact of aircraft noise, pollution, and safety; make recommendations based on the concerns raised by the community; and periodically report to Congress on issues raised and recommendations provided.Submitted
70Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratCreates a ‘designated noise representative’ among the staff of each regional office of the Air Traffic Organization to ensure that each community with a large airport is aware of new flight paths, significant flight path changes to existing paths, and has an opportunity to discuss flight path changes with the FAA.Submitted
71Version 1Jayapal (WA), Krishnamoorthi (IL)DemocratAdds the city of Seattle along with providing the FAA Administrator with additional flexibility in identifying communities for study on the potential health impacts of overflight noise.Submitted
72Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratMakes it an unfair or deceptive practice to: (1) materially change the terms of a frequent flyer program without first providing reasonable notice to consumers, or (2) unfairly reduce or eliminate benefits earned by a member of a frequent flyer program.Submitted
73Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratStates that sense of Congress that the aviation industry should hire more of the Nation’s veterans. Submitted
74Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratWithdrawn Establishes a program within DOT that gives awards to aviation industry businesses with outstanding records of hiring veterans. There is no monetary award and the program is paid for through application fees. Withdrawn
75Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires GAO to submit a report to Congress reviewing airlines’ training policies for employees and contractors regarding racial, ethnic, and religious nondiscrimination, and requires the Secretary of Transportation to develop and disseminate best practices based upon the findings of the report.Submitted
76Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratCalls for a study on the impact of overbooking policies of air carriers on the US economy, including effects on cost to passengers. Submitted
77Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratRequires that air carriers publish overbooking policies, baggage fees, and any other fees that may be incurred by passengers on their public website. Submitted
78Version 2Meng (NY)DemocratRevised Requires the Secretary to issue a rule creating designated areas at airports at which pets and service animals travelling with their owners may relieve themselves.Revised
79Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratExtends to all common carriers the requirement that baggage fees be returned to customers whose bags have been lost or delayed – a requirement imposed upon airlines by section 2305 of the “FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016”.Submitted
80Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Prohibits the practice of overbooking airline flights. Withdrawn
81Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratProhibits the revocation of round trip return travel if a passenger fails to use the departure portion of a round trip travel ticket.Submitted
82Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratPermits the Secretary to carry out an aircraft noise, emission, and fuel burn reduction research and development program (CLEEN II).Submitted
83Version 1Young, David (IA)RepublicanSeeks to identify ways to strengthen human trafficking training for airline personnel by asking FAA (with DHS) to submit additional information to Congress. Industry leaders have shared in-person training and oversight of airline personnel is needed to improve training and identifying possible victims of trafficking.Submitted
84Version 1Posey (FL)RepublicanInstructs the FAA to work with the Corporation and other necessary entities to protect air traffic control operations in the event of a technology failure. Submitted
85Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA), Young, David (IA)RepublicanWithdrawn Prohibits the elimination of the Contract Weather Observer program through 2023. Withdrawn
86Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanExempts Airports with more than 25,000 passenger enplanements in calendar year 2014 from any cost-share requirements under the contract tower program. Submitted
87Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanWithdrawn States that 1 year after the date of transfer of the American Air Navigation Services Corporation a report shall be provided to Congress on the impact of the charges and fees collected by the Corporation on consumers. Withdrawn
88Version 1Cuellar (TX), Hurd (TX), Farenthold (TX), Smith, Lamar (TX), Doggett (TX), Castro (TX)Bi-PartisanTo directly connect military medical facilities to Washington, DCSubmitted
89Version 1Lieu (CA), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires a report from the Comptroller General evaluating the health and environmental impacts of greenhouse gas emissions from aircrafts as well as the impact of NextGen implementation on aircraft emissions. Submitted
90Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratDirects the Aviation Rulemaking Advisory Committee to evaluate and issue recommendations on the portability of repairman certificates. Directs the FAA Administrator to take appropriate action in response to those recommendations.Submitted
91Version 1Doggett (TX)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Transportation to modify regulations to include commercial balloon operators in line with recommendations made by NTSB in A-14-011-012. Submitted
92Version 1Doggett (TX)DemocratRequires second-class medical certifications for operators of an air balloon.Submitted
93Version 1Posey (FL)RepublicanDirects the FAA Administrator to allow experimental aircraft to fly for compensation from FAA licensed spaceports for the purpose of training related to spaceflight activities or testing of spaceflight hardware.Submitted
94Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratReforms the FAA's Voluntary Airport Low Emissions and Zero Emissions Vehicle programs. Establishes a zero-emission technology development program for airports and enables academia and non-profit organization to lend technical assistant to grantees. Submitted
95Version 1Lipinski (IL), Comstock (VA)Bi-PartisanDirects FAA to carry out research and development of airfield pavement technologies that extend the life of airfield pavement to increase cost effectiveness and durability. Submitted
96Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratDirects a DOT rulemaking to require airlines to interline and provide accommodations to passengers who are displaced due to events within an airline’s control.Submitted
97Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratDirects a GAO study on airline computer network architectures, operationally critical functions, and resiliency. Submitted
98Version 1Langevin (RI)DemocratCreates a new “Runway Exclusion Zone” to ban the unsafe use of unmanned aircraft which interfere with passenger aircraft near airports.Submitted
99Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratEstablishes a pilot program to allow recipients of FAA grants to use local and geographic hiring preference contract requirements, including for veterans. Such provisions, which some recipients of federal grants already have for locally funded projects, are intended to ensure that the communities in which the projects are located benefit from the jobs that result from these funding investments, particularly for workers in low income areas.Submitted
100Version 1Schakowsky (IL), Nolan (MN), Chu (CA), Krishnamoorthi (IL), Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratModifies Section 506 to make involuntary bumping of airline passengers an unfair or deceptive practice. Strikes Section 510.Submitted
101Version 1Westerman (AR), Lipinski (IL)Bi-PartisanApplies Quality Based Selection standards to any project that uses Airport Infrastructure Program funds during the construction period. Submitted
102Version 1Brat (VA)RepublicanEliminates the numerical limits on airports participating in the Airport Privatization Pilot Program. Submitted
103Version 1Denham (CA)RepublicanEnsures Congressional intent of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 for motor carrier regulations. Submitted
104Version 1DeGette (CO), Simpson (ID)Bi-PartisanLimits FAA regulation of non-federally sponsored property to facilitate airports’ ability to generate non-aeronautical revenue.Submitted
105Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Administrator to hold a community meeting to present the reasons why alternatives proposed by local stakeholders to FAA-proposed changes to departure procedures were not adopted. Submitted
106Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Administrator to also address community concerns when proposing changes to existing arrival procedures for aircraft – currently the bill only requires this to be done for changes to departure procedures. Submitted
107Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Transportation to develop a customer satisfaction survey on the aviation passenger experience.Submitted
108Version 2Comstock (VA), Dunn (FL), Mast (FL), Taylor (VA)RepublicanLate Revised Clarifies that DOT has the authority to issue or update insurance requirements associated with any issued launch license to address the full range of public property involved in a launch or reentry.Revised
109Version 1Comstock (VA), Norton (DC), Goodlatte (VA), Brown (MD), Raskin (MD), Connolly (VA)Bi-PartisanLate States that with respect to flight operations at DCA, the amendment prohibits the Secretary of Transportation from expanding the perimeter, granting additional exemptions, or authorizing the transfer or exchange of existing exemptions.Submitted
110Version 3Comstock (VA), Bridenstine (OK), Crist (FL), Posey (FL), Dunn (FL), Mast (FL), Taylor (VA)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Requires a study on possible funding options for a potential federal grant program for spaceport activities. Requires a report on a National Spaceports Policy which evaluates the national security and civil space launch demands; proposes policies designed to ensure a robust and resilient orbital and suborbital spaceport infrastructure; reviews the development and investments made by international competitors; and other aspects. Establishes an Office of Spaceports within the FAA to support, promote, and enable infrastructure improvements at FAA-licensed spaceports in the U.S.Revised
111Version 1Russell (OK), Cole (OK), Abraham (LA)RepublicanLate States that the Corporation established by this Act may not receive any appropriations after September 30, 2020.Submitted
112Version 1Russell (OK), Cole (OK), Abraham (LA), Cartwright (PA)Bi-PartisanLate Supports modernization of air traffic control by ensuring progress on Nextgen priorities.Submitted
113Version 1Russell (OK), Cole (OK), Abraham (LA)RepublicanLate Gives authority to the President to override Board decisions on the grounds of national security, public safety, or economic security.Submitted
114Version 1Russell (OK), Cole (OK), Abraham (LA), Cartwright (PA)Bi-PartisanLate Requires the Corporation to lease existing air traffic control assets.Submitted
115Version 1Russell (OK), Cole (OK), Abraham (LA)RepublicanLate Adds representatives from the Department of Defense, Central Intelligence Agency, National Security Agency, and Department of Homeland Security to the Board. This amendment creates three new Board spots.Submitted
116Version 1Russell (OK), Cole (OK), Abraham (LA), Cartwright (PA)Bi-PartisanLate Requires the Corporation to pay for any equipment needed for interoperability to allow the Department of Defense to operate in the National Airspace.Submitted
117Version 1Carson (IN)DemocratLate Requires comprehensive assessments of the national security impacts of removing Air Traffic Control from the direction and control of the FAA prior to the implementation of any such privatization proposal. Submitted
118Version 1Barletta (PA), Graves (MO)RepublicanLate Restores AIP funding to the 2011 level starting in 2018, then increases program by 2% each year.Submitted
119Version 1Sanford (SC)RepublicanLate Requires the GAO to study airport finances under §47107(b)(2) of title 49, United States code.Submitted
120Version 2Higgins, Clay (LA)RepublicanLate Revised Requires the Administrator of the FAA to initiate a pilot program to permit the operator of a State 2 airplane to operate that airplane in non-revenue service into medium hub airports or non-hub airports if certain parameters are met.Revised
121Version 1Webster (FL)RepublicanLate Requires FAA to issue a new rulemaking regarding how FAA-licensed repair stations may surrender their license.Submitted
122Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Prevents cable news networks from controlling the content displayed under any agreement made between the network and an airport. Submitted
123Version 1Fitzpatrick (PA), Carson (IN), Jones (NC), King, Peter (NY)Bi-PartisanLate Requires the Federal Aviation Administration to issue an order to require the installation of secondary cockpit barriers to prevent access to the flight deck of each covered aircraft.Submitted
124Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Requires a report from the Secretary of Transportation and the National Research Council on aviation gasoline that assesses non-leaded fuel alternatives to the aviation gasoline used by piston-powered general aviation aircraft. Submitted
125Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Prohibits the use of leaded fuel in flight instruction courses on runways at Santa Monica Airport that are located within 600 feet of residential homes until an alternate non-leaded fuel for piston-powered general aviation aircraft is developed.Submitted
126Version 1Lieu (CA)DemocratLate Prohibits aircraft operations on runways at Santa Monica Airport that are located within 600 feet of a residential home.Submitted
127Version 1Long (MO)RepublicanLate Directs the FAA Administrator to review the current safety procedures regarding unoccupied exit rows on commercial aircraft.Submitted
128Version 1Renacci (OH)RepublicanLate Prevents the Corporation from securing any form or instrument of indebtedness, including a loan or bond issue, with any property conveyed to the Corporation under the Bill.Submitted
129Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratLate Prohibits the operation of weaponized unmanned aircraft systems in the national airspace.Submitted
130Version 1Johnson, Hank (GA)DemocratLate Directs the Administrator of the Federal Administration to conduct a study and report to Congress on armed unmanned aircraft systems. Submitted
131Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanLate Increases the number of Directors nominated by the General Aviation Nomination Panel to three (3).Submitted
132Version 1Raskin (MD)DemocratLate Requires the FAA to calculate aircraft noise impacts on a cumulative rather than per-flight basis.Submitted
133Version 1Raskin (MD)DemocratLate Requires the FAA, within 12 months of enactment, to propose rules that set upper limits on the frequency of flights resulting in high impact noise over a single location. Requires review on a regular basis to ensure FAA aligns it’s policies with current noise, environment, health and safety research protocols.Submitted
134Version 1Raskin (MD)DemocratLate Requires the FAA Administrator to direct the regional administrators of each regional office to provide residents of local communities affected by excessive aircraft overflight noise with an opportunity for public comment, every 180 days, on the logistical, environmental and health impacts of overflight noise.Submitted
135Version 1Burgess (TX), Johnson, Hank (GA)Bi-PartisanLate Prohibits the operation of unmanned aircraft armed with a dangerous weapon unless authorized by the Administrator of FAA.Submitted
136Version 1Fortenberry (NE)RepublicanLate Allows airports to use Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds to construct buildings to store all snow removal equipment, not just equipment purchased with AIP funds.Submitted
137Version 1Taylor (VA)RepublicanLate Instructs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue or revise regulations to ensure that a person who holds a private pilot certificate may communicate with the public, in any manner the person determines appropriate, to facilitate a covered flight. Also, the person may pay less than the pro rata share of the operating expense associated with a covered flight.Submitted
138Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratLate Requires medium or large hub airports to maintain baby changing tables in one men's and one women's restroom in each passenger terminal building. Submitted
139Version 1Messer, Luke (IN)RepublicanLate Ensures the United States Government's exclusive sovereignty of airspace. Submitted
140Version 1Fleischmann (TN)RepublicanLate Ensures the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to the extent practicable, shall encourage the use of durable, resilient, and sustainable materials and practices, including the use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative technologies, in carrying out the activities of the Federal Aviation Administration.Submitted
141Version 1Esty (CT)DemocratLate Expresses the sense of Congress that the aviation industry should explore all opportunities to encourage and support women to pursue a career in aviation. Directs the FAA to create and facilitate the Women in Aviation Advisory Board with the objective of promoting organizations and programs that are providing education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry. Submitted
142Version 1Wittman (VA)RepublicanLate Ensures interoperability between the air traffic control systems of the corporation and the Department of Defense. Submitted
143Version 1Wittman (VA)RepublicanLate Provides Authority of the President during a national emergency. Submitted
144Version 1Cohen (TN), Deutch (FL), Soto (FL)DemocratLate Prohibits airlines from raising outbound airfare from disaster affected areas with two strictly limited conditions: 1) a Presidential declaration of a State of Emergency and; 2) a State or Locally issued mandatory evacuation.Submitted
145Version 1Cohen (TN), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanLate Provides flexible guidance to the DOT to examine and set new guidelines for unreasonable baggage and cancellation fees. Bipartisan, bicameral, and accepted unanimously in the Senate version (Wicker-Markey). Submitted
146Version 1Heck, Denny (WA), Tenney (NY)Bi-PartisanLate Prohibits the Corporation from terminating the operation or maintenance of an air navigation facility if the Secretary of Defense determines the facility is necessary for national security.Submitted
147Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratLate Strikes section 703(b) of the bill which would prohibit any funds from being appropriated for Environmental and Energy Research and Development programs unless the entirety of the authorized amounts are appropriated for Safety Research and Development programs, Economic Competitiveness Research and Development programs, and Mission Support programs. Submitted
148Version 1Payne, Jr. (NJ)DemocratLate Empowers the Secretary of Transportation to suspend airport authorities from imposing passenger facility charges on airline tickets during a declared Stafford Act major disaster or emergency. Submitted
149Version 1Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanLate Requires the FAA, NTIA, and FCC to submit to Congress a report on whether small UAS operations should be permitted to operate on spectrum designated for aviation use.Submitted
150Version 1Cummings (MD), Sarbanes (MD), Ruppersberger (MD)DemocratLate Requires FAA to measure actual noise levels in communities where flight paths have been altered due to implementation of NextGen and requires that the measurements of the noise levels be available on the FAA website. Submitted
151Version 1Smith, Adam (WA)DemocratLate Requires a study on the distribution and concentration of ultrafine particles by the Federal Aviation Administration, which is to be coordinated with the Environmental Protection Agency, Health and Human Services, and any other agency deemed appropriate by the FAA Administrator and it is to be focused on the 20 largest airports in the country. Submitted
152Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratLate Includes aviation maintenance labor representation on the advisory committee and task force established by Sections 302 and 332, respectively, of the bill. Submitted
153Version 1Barragán, (CA)DemocratLate Requires the FAA to identify and address any potential adverse environmental justice effects when considering flight path changes, including NextGen.Submitted
154Version 1Lewis, John (GA)DemocratLate Overturns a 2014 FAA ruling and restore the right of local governments that do not own or operate an airport to collect general sales taxes that capture jet fuel sales within their jurisdiction.Submitted
155Version 1Blumenauer (OR)DemocratLate Requires the registration of model aircraft for operation and ensures that any registration of unmanned aircraft before May 19, 2017 is deemed current and valid.Submitted
156Version 1Smith, Adrian (NE)RepublicanLate Directs the Comptroller General to assess the current state of the aviation workforce, barriers to entry to the aviation workforce, and options to increase the future supply of individuals in the aviation workforce.Submitted
157Version 1Smith, Adrian (NE)RepublicanLate Extends small airport regulatory relief through Fiscal Year 2021.Submitted
158Version 1Smith, Adrian (NE)RepublicanLate Clarifies aviation safety regulations to provide additional training options and ensure a sufficient supply of thoroughly trained pilots to safely meet future workforce needs.Submitted
159Version 1Garamendi (CA)DemocratLate Requires the Federal Aviation Administration to implement a point of sale registration system for unmanned aircraft systems. Submitted
160Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratLate Requires guidance from FAA to ensure cockpit voice recorders are secured and preserved after non-accident safety incidents.Submitted