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H.R. 4 - FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

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    FAA Reauthorization Act (as introduced).
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Rule Information

COMMITTEE ACTION:
REPORTED BY RECORD VOTE of 7-3 on Tuesday, April 24, 2018.

FLOOR ACTION ON H. RES. 839: 
Agreed to by record vote of 228-184, after agreeing to the previous questions by record vote of 225-190 on Wednesday, April 25, 2018.

 

MANAGERS: Woodall/Torres

1. Structured rule for H.R. 4.

2. Provides one hour of general debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure.

3. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

4. Provides that the bill shall be considered as read.

5. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill.

6. Makes in order only those amendments printed in part A of the Rules Committee report and amendments en bloc described in subsection (e) of the rule. Provides that the amendments printed in part A of the report may be offered only in the order printed in the report, may be offered only by a Member designated in the report, shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for the time specified in the report equally divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question.

7. Waives all points of order against the amendments printed in part A of the report or against amendments en bloc as described in subsection (e) of the rule.

8. Provides that the chairman of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee may offer amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part A of the report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure or their designees, shall not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole.

9. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

10. Closed rule for H.R. 3144.

11. Provides one hour of debate equally divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the Committee on Natural Resources.

12. Waives all points of order against consideration of the bill.

13. Provides that the amendment printed in part B of the Rules Committee report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as amended, shall be considered as read.

14. Waives all points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended.

15. Provides one motion to recommit with or without instructions.

16. Section 3 provides that on any legislative day during the period from April 30, 2018, through May 4, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.

17. Section 4 provides that the Speaker may appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the duration of the period addressed by section 3.

Amendments (click headers to sort)

#Version #Sponsor(s)PartySummaryStatus
119Version 1Babin (TX), Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Garamendi (CA)Bi-PartisanPrevents FEMA from recouping disaster relief funds that were previously certified by a FEMA Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) as eligible, reasonable and reimbursable. Requires confirmation of the TAC determination through an audit by the DHS Inspector General. Made In Order
48Version 1Banks (IN)RepublicanDesignates the main hangar at Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the National Airmail Museum, as the United States Postal Service began commercial airmail service at Smith Field in 1930. Made In Order
16Version 2Barletta (PA), Graves (MO)RepublicanRevised Establishes a new grant program for airport planning and development and noise compatibility programs.Submitted
125Version 1Bass (CA), Lieu (CA), Norton (DC)DemocratDirects the FAA Administrator to establish a grant program, giving priority to small business and startups for the development, deployment, and commercialization of near-term retrofit technologies to reduce noise and emissions from existing aircraft.”Submitted
127Version 1Bass (CA), Lieu (CA)DemocratRequires a Report to Congress on the status of Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) implementation across all completed NextGen Metroplexes with specific information provided by airline regarding the adoption and equipping of aircraft and the training of pilots in its use. Made In Order
129Version 1Bass (CA), Lieu (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA Administrator to submit a report to Congress if more than 25 percent of flights on a single procedure deviate lower than minimum published altitude in a single month, explaining the reason for the high level of low altitude flights. Submitted
143Version 1Bass (CA), Lieu (CA), Norton (DC), Speier (CA), Raskin (MD)DemocratEnsures NextGen Metroplex area Noise Roundtables shall have authority to request and receive noise and pollution data from all relevant agenciesSubmitted
187Version 1Beyer (VA), Norton (DC), Raskin (MD)DemocratRequires the FAA to review and revise helicopter flight paths for all helicopters, including military helicopters, flying in the National Capital Region -- identifying and issuing new official paths if helicopters are able to fly at higher altitudes.Made In Order
190Version 1Beyer (VA), Norton (DC), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA to work to mitigate helicopter noise in the National Capital Region by establishing: (1) a noise inquiry website to track and analyze complaints; and (2) a monthly helicopter noise abatement working group.Submitted
191Version 1Beyer (VA), Meng (NY), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Khanna (CA), Norton (DC)DemocratIncreases the Airport Improvement Program’s set aside for noise mitigation from 35 to 40 percent.Submitted
193Version 1Beyer (VA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Bass (CA)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
194Version 1Beyer (VA)DemocratStates 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
51Version 1Biggs (AZ)RepublicanEnsures the Secretary of Transportation must publicize for comment a cost-benefit analysis before implementing the additional baggage reporting requirements of 14 CFR 234.6Made In Order
164Version 2Blumenauer (OR)DemocratRevised Authorizes FEMA to reimburse building code and floodplain managers for building inspections conducted on buildings damaged immediately after a natural disaster. Made In Order
99Version 1Bonamici (OR), Shea-Porter (NH)DemocratCreates the position of Aviation Consumer Advocate at the FAA. The Aviation Consumer Advocate would assist consumers in resolving complaints with air carriers, recommend actions the FAA could take to improve enforcement of consumer protection rules, and recommend policies to more effectively resolve complaints. Made In Order
217Version 2Boyle (PA), Pocan (WI), Lynch (MA), Garamendi (CA), Shea-Porter (NH)DemocratLate Revised Extends current Buy America requirements for FAA procurement from 60 percent under current law to 100 percent by 2026.Submitted
150Version 1Brat (VA)RepublicanWithdrawn Amends the Airport Privatization Pilot Program by eliminating the numerical limits on airport participation, striking the word "pilot" from the program title, and creating a limited grant to help carry out sponsor privatization planning to protect the interests of the public airport sponsor, the traveling public, and the Federal Government. Withdrawn
101Version 2Brownley (CA)DemocratRevised Transfers a small parcel of surplus DHS property to Ventura County, California for airport purposes.Submitted
102Version 1Brownley (CA), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Suozzi (NY)DemocratRequires FAA to review results of study required under Section 157 and mitigate noise impacts on the ground, including areas of higher elevation. Submitted
103Version 1Brownley (CA), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Suozzi (NY)DemocratRequires FAA measure noise levels after implementation of metroplex projects and mitigate noise impacts on the ground, including areas of higher elevation. Submitted
5Version 2Burgess (TX), Johnson, Hank (GA)Bi-PartisanRevised Establishes prohibitions to prevent the use of unmanned aircraft systems as a weapon while operating in the national airspace.Made In Order
251Version 1Burgess (TX)RepublicanLate Amends the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 to prescribe an additional requirement that a maintenance provider authorized to approve the return to service of aircraft or aircraft parts may perform regularly scheduled maintenance and inspections outside the United States on domestic passenger aircraft only if the provider: (1) is able to read, write, speak, and understand the English language; and (2) holds an airmen certificate (other than flight crew members).Submitted
117Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA), Rosen (NV)DemocratExpresses a sense of Congress that the aviation industry should hire more of the Nation’s veterans. Made In Order
118Version 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
120Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratRequires a study on the impact of overbooking policies of air carriers on the US economy, including effects on cost to passengers. Made In Order
121Version 1Cárdenas , Tony (CA)DemocratRequires that air carriers publish overbooking policies, baggage fees, and any other fees that may be incurred on their public website. Submitted
74Version 1Carson (IN), Beyer (VA)DemocratRequires 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
139Version 2Carter, Buddy (GA), Grothman (WI), Himes (CT)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires federal agencies, in their cost-benefit analysis for acquisition of heavy equipment, to factor in renting as a viable alternative.Made In Order
152Version 1Cartwright (PA), Jones (NC), Bergman (MI), Fitzpatrick (PA), Joyce (OH)Bi-PartisanStrikes section 744 (relating to single-piloted commercial cargo aircraft).Submitted
234Version 1Cartwright (PA), Lance (NJ), Webster (FL), Sanford (SC), Meadows (NC)Bi-PartisanLate Creates an interagency council on extreme weather, resilience, preparedness, and risk identification and management. It will improve each agency’s planning for extreme weather events, improve interagency coordination and planning, and help the federal government interface with state and local officials to develop regional plans to manage the risks associated with extreme weather events.Made In Order
174Version 1Castor (FL)DemocratProhibits air carriers from collecting a fee from a passenger for checked baggage on a flight if the amount of the fee exceeds the total amount of passenger facility charges that could be imposed by eligible agencies for boardings associated with that flight. Submitted
27Version 1Chu (CA), Khanna (CA), Meng (NY)DemocratAllows states and local governments to conduct independent monitoring of aircraft noise in communities surrounding airports. This data could then be considered in the FAA’s review of aircraft noise exposure and its impact on surrounding communities. Submitted
137Version 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.Made In Order
138Version 1Cicilline (RI)DemocratEnsures an air carrier, for a domestic or international flight, may not charge a passenger a fee of more than 50 percent of the original cost of the ticket or $200, whichever is lower, to change the time or date of his or her ticket.Submitted
10Version 1Cohen (TN), Jones (NC), Shea-Porter (NH)Bi-PartisanProvides flexible guidance to the DOT to examine and set new guidelines for unreasonable baggage and cancellation fees.Submitted
11Version 1Cohen (TN), Woodall (GA)Bi-PartisanAlleviates delays in compliance with existing federal regulations to vet prospective pilots, by enabling 3rd party access to the National Driver Register. Made In Order
86Version 1Cohen (TN), Deutch (FL), Soto (FL)DemocratProhibits increasing outbound airfare from disaster affected areas during two very strictly limited conditions: 1) a Presidential declaration of a State of Emergency and; 2) a State or Locally issued mandatory evacuation.Submitted
151Version 1Collins, Chris (NY), Reed (NY), King, Peter (NY), Lance (NJ), Thompson, Glenn (PA), Pascrell (NJ), Higgins (NY)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Prevents modification of parts 61, 121, 135, 141, and 142 of title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations, as amended and published in Volume 78, No. 135, page 42324 (July 15, 2013) of the Federal Register unless otherwise altered by an act of Congress.Withdrawn
172Version 1Comstock (VA), Goodlatte (VA), Norton (DC), Mooney (WV), Beyer (VA), Brown (MD), Connolly (VA), Raskin (MD)Bi-PartisanProhibits the Secretary of Transportation from expanding the perimeter, granting additional exemptions, or authorizing the transfer or exchange of existing exemptions with respect to flight operations at DCA,Made In Order
173Version 2Comstock (VA), Larsen, Rick (WA), McMorris Rodgers (WA), Bass (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Strikes a provision in Section 703(b) of Title VII that proposes a contingency funding provision that would nullify the authorization for FAA’s environmental R&D programs entirely should appropriators decline to appropriate full funding to certain other unrelated programs.Made In Order
179Version 1Comstock (VA), Harris (MD), Dunn (FL), Crist (FL), Beyer (VA), Posey (FL), Brown (MD)Bi-PartisanRequires 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.Made In Order
15Version 3Cramer, Kevin (ND)RepublicanRevised Requires the FAA, NTIA and the FCC to submit to Congress a report on whether UAS operations should be permitted to operate on spectrum designated for aviation use. The report would also include recommendations of other spectrum frequencies (such as LTE) that may be appropriate for flying UAS.Made In Order
44Version 1Crawford (AR)RepublicanAllows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration to enter into the normal rulemaking process, without the requirement for an Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking. This will allow the Agency to address needed Hours of Service changes requested by organizations and private individuals which have been highlighted by government mandated electronic logging devices.Made In Order
200Version 1Crist (FL)DemocratCommissions a GAO study on whether or not FAA “Compliance Philosophy” – favoring communication over enforcement – is effective. Made In Order
201Version 1Crist (FL)DemocratCodifies existing FAA practice of comparing safety records across airlines Submitted
147Version 2Cuellar (TX), Hurd (TX), Peters, Scott (CA), Doggett (TX), Castro (TX), Gonzalez, Vicente (TX), Smith, Lamar (TX)Bi-PartisanRevised Allows slot swaps for air carriers at DCA.Made In Order
214Version 1Culberson (TX)RepublicanLate Prohibits FEMA from denying continued rental assistance solely on the basis of household income. Submitted
17Version 1Cummings (MD), Ruppersberger (MD), Sarbanes (MD), Norton (DC), Speier (CA), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires FAA to adopt and implement a system to measure the actual noise levels generated by aircraft rather than relying on computer models of likely noise levels and to make the noise measurements available to the public. Submitted
111Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratDirects the FAA to partner with nongovernmental organizations, state, and local agencies to prevent recreational unmanned aircrafts from interfering with the efforts of emergency responders. Made In Order
112Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratDirects the GAO to study the impact of avoidable airline delays on climate change, including the effects of increased emissions from aircraft resulting from such delays. Submitted
113Version 1Davis, Susan (CA)DemocratDirects GAO to study the impact of rising global temperatures on airline delays, including delays caused by overheated runways and air that is too think for aircraft flights. Submitted
89Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratRepeals a prohibition on U.S. regulation of air transportation of flammable lithium batteries unless there has been an accident. Restores the DOT’s authority to regulate lithium batteries beyond international baselines, without waiting for an accident to occur.Made In Order
136Version 1DeFazio (OR)DemocratModifies existing prohibition in regard to FAA issuing any regulation on model aircraft flown for hobby/recreational purposes and provides FAA flexibility to collaborate with industry to update operational parameters needed for unmanned aircraft flown for hobby/recreational purposes, to mitigate risks to aviation safety and national security.Made In Order
47Version 1DeGette (CO), Simpson (ID)Bi-PartisanLimits FAA regulation of non-federally sponsored property to facilitate airports’ ability to generate non-aeronautical revenue.Made In Order
231Version 1DelBene (WA)DemocratLate Permits USDOT to provide a one-time grant to an airport to establish a mobile app that will allow consumers to better navigate the airport and commercial venues in the airport. Submitted
140Version 1Denham (CA), Cuellar (TX), Costa (CA)Bi-PartisanClarifies the intent of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act of 1994 for motor carrier meal and rest regulations.Made In Order
141Version 1Denham (CA)RepublicanSets a one year deadline for FAA to issue a rulemaking in accordance with Section 2209 of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 to establish procedures for unauthorized UAV use over critical infrastructure. Made In Order
142Version 1Denham (CA), Costa (CA)Bi-PartisanHarmonizes the statute of limitations for Section 1309 of P.L. 114-94 with other Department of Transportation projects. Made In Order
70Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires the Secretary of Transportation to develop a customer satisfaction survey on the aviation passenger experience.Submitted
71Version 2DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised Ensures that the National Transportation Safety Board receives immediate notification of any incident in which an airplane comes within 200 feet above ground on an incorrect approach.Submitted
72Version 2DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised Codifies best practice of using instrument approach procedures as a backup for visual approaches.Submitted
73Version 2DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRevised Requires a review of the feasibility of expanding the use of systems capable of detecting wrong surface alignment.Made In Order
75Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires recommendations to ensure aviation safety in the event of power outages at airports.Made In Order
76Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires reviews of safety risks associated with the design, layout, and location of public airport facilities.Submitted
77Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires a review of the risks and benefits of equipping aircraft with runway awareness advisory systems.Made In Order
78Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires a progress report on improving the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing program.Made In Order
79Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires an airport-specific review if two close call incidents occur at the same airport within a six-month period.Submitted
80Version 1DeSaulnier (CA)DemocratRequires an annual report on human factors in aviation safety.Submitted
157Version 1Doggett (TX), Hurd (TX)Bi-PartisanRequires second-class medical certifications for operators of a commercial air balloon.Made In Order
159Version 1Duncan (TN), Lewis, Jason (MN)RepublicanEstablishes a national standard for hiring motor carriers.Made In Order
197Version 1Dunn (FL)RepublicanProvides clarity that land, including land not previously developed by NASA, under the jurisdiction of the NASA administrator is vital to NASA's mission. Additionally, under section 303(c) of title 49 of United States Code, the amendment will ensure that the use of NASA property will not be limited under the Secretary of Transportation. Submitted
184Version 1Ellison (MN)DemocratWithdrawn Strikes the term, air traffic control system, to allow representatives of all FAA employees to be present in future conversations about FAA reform. Withdrawn
227Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratLate Provides for airport lactation areas to include storage for breast milk.Submitted
228Version 1Espaillat (NY)Democratl conduct a study that examines the ground transportation options at the Nation’s 10 busiest airports in order to understand the impact of new and emerging transportation options for travelers to get into and out of airports, including the fees charged to ground transportation providers for airport access;Made In Order
229Version 1Espaillat (NY)DemocratLate No later than 1 year after the date of enactment of the Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall establish a program through the Federal Aviation Administration to assist bollard installation projects within 25 miles of airports, designed to prevent pedestrian injuries and acts of terrorism in areas utilized by large numbers of pedestrians.Submitted
230Version 2Espaillat (NY), Meng (NY)DemocratLate Revised States that not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall implement mandatory animal welfare training for employees.Submitted
248Version 1Espaillat (NY), González-Colón (PR), Soto (FL)Bi-PartisanLate Directs FEMA to enter a mission assignment with HUD to administer the Disaster Housing Assistance Program (DHAP) and open the door to provide temporary rental assistance to families displaced from their residences by any major disaster declared during 2017, including Hurricane Maria. It would also make individuals who are either renting, or are without land permits, deeds, or titles eligible for FEMA funds and prevent them from being turned away from FEMA assistance. Submitted
13Version 1Estes, Ron (KS), Abraham (LA), Russell (OK), Rokita (IN)RepublicanWithdrawn Requires the FAA to provide air traffic services and aviation safety support for aviation events, including airshows and fly-ins, without the imposition or collection of any fee, tax, or other charge for that purpose.Withdrawn
45Version 2Estes, Ron (KS), Lewis, Jason (MN), Ferguson (GA)RepublicanRevised Expands the scope of the FAA Task Force on Flight Standards Reform to address issues involving flight standards offices and aircraft original equipment manufacturers.Made In Order
52Version 1Esty (CT), Titus (NV), Katko (NY), Walorski (IN), Stefanik (NY), Bustos (IL), Smith, Adam (WA), Walters, Mimi (CA), Valadao (CA), Comstock (VA), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX), Davis, Rodney (IL), Meng (NY), Denham (CA), Rosen (NV)Bi-PartisanDirects the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to create and facilitate the Women in Aviation Advisory Board. The Board would promote organizations and programs that provide education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry. Made In Order
12Version 1Fleischmann (TN)RepublicanStates that the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration will encourage the use of durable, resilient, and sustainable materials, including the use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative technologies in carrying out the activities of the Federal Aviation Administration.Made In Order
218Version 1Fleischmann (TN)RepublicanLate States if the Secretary determines that safety is not affected, highway specifications of a State may be used for airfield pavement construction and improvement at nonprimary airports with aircraft under 60,000 pounds.Made In Order
186Version 1Fortenberry (NE)RepublicanAllows Airport Improvement Program funds to be used to construct storage facilities to shelter snow removal, aircraft rescue, and firefighting equipment meeting certain conditions regardless of whether federal funding was used to acquire the equipment.Made In Order
167Version 1Gabbard (HI), Hanabusa (HI)DemocratImplements fee exceptions for flights between 2 or more points in a noncontiguous state. Submitted
205Version 1Gabbard (HI), Hanabusa (HI)DemocratLate Excludes communities located less than 40 miles from the nearest small hub airport in a noncontiguous state from a requirement to negotiate a local cost share before entering into a new contract with the Department of Transportation. Submitted
235Version 1Gibbs (OH), Beatty, (OH)Bi-PartisanAmends age adjustment for Part 135 and Part 91 that perform at least 150,000 turbojet operationsMade In Order
146Version 2González-Colón (PR), Young, Don (AK)RepublicanRevised Requires a study/assessment and data collection of the air cargo traffic in the Caribbean region. Made In Order
54Version 1Graves (MO)RepublicanCreates A GAO study on the use of proprietary exclusive rights by airports.Made In Order
88Version 1Graves (MO), Bustos (IL)Bi-PartisanIncorporates provisions from the FLIGHT Act that promote greater investment in small airports.Submitted
180Version 2Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Babin (TX), Abraham (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), Green, Gene (TX), Crist (FL)Bi-PartisanRevised Allows for an arbitration process for those disputing their eligibility for assistance, or repayment of assistance, following a disaster.Made In Order
181Version 1Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Babin (TX), Abraham (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), Green, Gene (TX)Bi-PartisanProvides for reimbursement to state and local units of government for housing that produces cost-savings to comparable FEMA solutions. Made In Order
182Version 2Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Babin (TX), Abraham (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), Green, Gene (TX), Crist (FL)Bi-PartisanRevised Limits reductions in assistance for more than one building in a multi-structure educational, law enforcement, correctional, fire, or medical campus.Made In Order
198Version 1Grothman (WI)RepublicanRequires the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations necessary to authorize the use of certain actively tethered public unmanned aircraft systems by government public safety agencies without any requirement to obtain a certification of waiver, certificate of authorization, or other approval by the Federal Aviation Administration. Made In Order
171Version 1Hanabusa (HI), Gabbard (HI), Hartzler (MO)Bi-PartisanEnsures the role of state and local government is considered during an emergency situation where an unmanned aircraft system may pose a threat to public safety.Made In Order
126Version 1Hartzler (MO), Garamendi (CA), Hanabusa (HI), Dunn (FL), Rosen (NV), Scott, Austin (GA)Bi-PartisanExpands the definition of covered facilities the Department of Defense may protect from unmanned aircraft to include mobility airlift and training installations. Submitted
244Version 1Hastings, Alcee (FL)DemocratLate Requires the FAA to study and submit to Congress a report on technologies developed by international entities that have been installed in American airports and aviation systems, and aviation safety technology implemented by international entities that may assist in improving American aviation operations and safetyMade In Order
21Version 1Higgins, Clay (LA)RepublicanRequires 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.Made In Order
85Version 1Hill (AR)RepublicanRequires the FAA to report on the status of the LIT VORTAC AgreementMade In Order
236Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Withdrawn Ensures that the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and in cases where a local jurisdictions is authorized to manage the recovery, will be consulted prior to finalizing agreements to lease multi-family dwellings as part of a recovery plan. Withdrawn
237Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Makes permanent the FEMA Office of Response and Recovery, which currently exists but is not authorized. Submitted
238Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Withdrawn Provides for a GAO report, 180 days following enactment, on the treatment of multi-generation households in the provision of disaster relief and disaster assistance. The GAO study of the 2017 disasters will report on how FEMA took applications for assistance from residents of multi-generation homes or dwellings, how the applications were processed, what forms of assistance were provided, how many residences had more than one adult head of household. GAO will make recommendations on how to better assist disaster survivors who live in multi-generational households.Withdrawn
239Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Provides for a GAO report 240 days following enactment on long-term recovery efforts following Hurricane Andrew, September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, Hurricane Ike, and Hurricane Sandy to better inform the Congress when catastrophic events occur that may require long-term recovery planning. The report will define a federal disaster long-term recovery, the stages of a long-term recovery, and the competence and capacity of FEMA to manage 2 or more major disasters of the magnitude exemplified—simultaneously. Further the GAO will report on lessons that may be applied to future long-term disaster recovery efforts. The GAO will report on what existing authority granted to FEMA to advise and make recommendations to the President regarding Presidential Disaster Declarations may be instructive regarding a Presidential long-term recovery disaster declaration. Made In Order
240Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Withdrawn Establishes a direct collaborative process between FEMA and units of government regarding planning for Community Development Fund of the Department of Housing and Urban Development for disaster relief and recovery activities under title I of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. Withdrawn
241Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to conduct a study to ensure that enhanced communication is provided between commercial aircraft and air traffic control towers.Submitted
242Version 1Jackson Lee (TX), Lieu (CA), Meng (NY), Bass (CA)DemocratLate Prohibits the transport via any aircraft subject to regulation by the FAA of any endangered species or threatened species of fish or wildlife in the United States as a trophy and the importation of any such trophy into the United States. Submitted
245Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Establishes a “Small Business Recovery Grants Program” to compensate certain small business concerns in rural and urban areas for substantial economic injury suffered as a result of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria, the recent California wildfires, and future disasters of similar magnitude. Submitted
246Version 1Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Withdrawn Amends the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act to provide that in awarding CDBG-Disaster Relief funds, that there is a rebuttable presumption that a unit of local government with a population in excess of 1,000,000 persons has the financial and administrative capacity to manage a grant awarded under the CDBG-DR program warranting the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development to exercise his or her discretion to make a direct allocation of funds to such unit of government.Withdrawn
252Version 2Jackson Lee (TX)DemocratLate Revised Strikes provision in the bill that impedes ability of other Federal agencies to contribute to the analysis of environmental impacts related to endangered species near airports.Submitted
60Version 2Jayapal (WA)DemocratRevised Adds the city of Seattle to the list of communities to be studied on the potential health impacts of overflight noise.Made In Order
61Version 1Jayapal (WA), Norton (DC), Bass (CA)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
62Version 1Jayapal (WA)DemocratDirects the FAA Administrator to conduct a study on the infrastructure needs of fast-growing airports.Made In Order
63Version 1Jayapal (WA), Norton (DC), Speier (CA), Bass (CA)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
49Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratEnsures transparency and accountability in FAA investment decisions.Submitted
50Version 1Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX)DemocratHarmonizes H.R.4 with the recently enacted FY 2018 Omnibus Appropriations for Environmental Sustainability, with an appropriate offset from the authorization of Facilities and Equipment through FY 2023.Submitted
163Version 2Keating (MA), Ryan, Tim (OH)DemocratRevised Directs FAA to lead efforts to publish guidance for improving workforce readiness, and directs GAO to include in their report recommendations for strengthening and developing aviation workforce training programs.Made In Order
165Version 1Keating (MA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL)DemocratRequires Administrator of FEMA to provide training to state, local, and tribal governments, first responders, and facilities that store hazardous materials in the event of major disaster.Made In Order
166Version 1Keating (MA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL)DemocratRequires Administrator of FEMA to develop a strategy to coordinate emergency response plans with state, tribal, and local governments, first responders, utility companies, and medical facilities.Made In Order
220Version 1Kelly, Robin (IL)DemocratLate Ensures an air carrier shall post on the first page of its website if it provides a discount rate, through its travel program, to members of the National Rifle Association.Submitted
199Version 1Kildee (MI), Boyle (PA)DemocratRequires the FAA to allow airports to use non-fluorinated chemicals in firefighting foam as long as it abides by the National Fire Protection Association's standards.Made In Order
69Version 1Kilmer (WA)DemocratRequires the FAA to consider the emergency preparedness needs of a community served by an airport when evaluating that airport's master plan under the Airport Improvement Program.Made In Order
219Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Prevents cable news networks from controlling the content displayed at airports under any agreement made between the network and an airport. Submitted
221Version 1King, Steve (IA)RepublicanLate Ensures that none of the funds authorized by the Act are used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing wage requirements of the antiquated Davis-Bacon Act. Made In Order
14Version 1Krishnamoorthi (IL), Torres (CA), Roskam (IL), Bass (CA)Bi-PartisanAdds “economic impacts” to the study on the effects of airport noise on communities near busy airports.”Made In Order
156Version 2Lance (NJ), Frankel (FL)Bi-PartisanRevised Establishes a grant program for local airports adversely affected by Presidential TFRs and requires the FAA to study the potential of using security procedures to allow limited use of such airports during a TFR.Submitted
177Version 2Lance (NJ), Frankel (FL)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the FAA to study the economic impact of TFRs on local airports and recommend ways to mitigate negative effects, including but not limited to, the potential of using security procedures to allow limited use of certain airports during a TFR. Made In Order
1Version 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 may be required to receive hands on training to perform assistance and use any needed equipment.Made In Order
46Version 1Langevin (RI)DemocratCodifies the requirement that people with disabilities are able to file a disability-related complaint and receive assistance through a toll-free number. Requires air carriers include on their publicly available online service platforms information for disability assistance and where consumer complaints may be submitted at both the carrier and federal level. Submitted
144Version 1Larsen, Rick (WA)DemocratDirects FAA to convene a Youth Access to American Jobs in Aviation Task Force to develop and submit recommendations on encouraging high school students to enroll in aviation manufacturing, maintenance, and engineering-focused apprenticeship and career technical education (CTE) programs.Submitted
105Version 1Lawrence (MI)DemocratRequires online aeronautical knowledge testing for model aircraft and micro UAS operatorsSubmitted
106Version 2Lawrence (MI), Lipinski (IL), Rosen (NV)DemocratRevised Requires FAA to develop and transmit to Congress a report on cybersecurity and artificial intelligence standards plan for FAA operations.Made In Order
107Version 1Lawrence (MI), Lipinski (IL)DemocratRequires the FAA Administrator to conduct a study on the diversity of the cybersecurity workforce of the FAA in order to develop recommendations to increase the size, quality and diversity of such workforceMade In Order
128Version 2Lewis, John (GA), Scott, David (GA), Eshoo (CA), Lofgren (CA)DemocratRevised Overturns a 2014 FAA ruling and restore the right of state and local governments that do not own or operate an airport to collect general sales taxes that capture jet fuel sales within their jurisdiction.Submitted
133Version 2Lewis, John (GA)DemocratRevised Allows AIP and PFC funds to purchase generators in passenger areas of the airport, to separate backup power supplies from main power supplies, and for similar projects.Made In Order
188Version 1Lewis, Jason (MN)RepublicanCodifies the Department of Transportation’s Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot ProgramMade In Order
233Version 1Lewis, Jason (MN)RepublicanLate Clarifies that MPOs established prior to December 18, 1991 should also have local elected officials on their governing boards.Made In Order
91Version 1Lieu (CA), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires 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. Made In Order
92Version 1Lieu (CA), Bass (CA)DemocratProhibits 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
93Version 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
94Version 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
95Version 1Lieu (CA), Bass (CA)DemocratProhibits aircraft operations on runways at Santa Monica Airport that are located within 600 feet of a residential home. Submitted
130Version 3Lipinski (IL)DemocratRevised Adds contract tower construction as an eligible activity under 49 USC 47116, the AIP small airport fundMade In Order
131Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratEnsures $10 million funds made available from the FAA's Facilities and Equipment account for the contract tower constructionSubmitted
132Version 2Lipinski (IL), Comstock (VA), Bass (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Reforms the FAA's Voluntary Airport Low Emissions and Zero Emission Vehicle Programs and establishes a zero-emissions technology development program for airports and enables academia and non-profit organization to lend technical assistance to grantees.Submitted
134Version 2Lipinski (IL), Comstock (VA), Bass (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Directs 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
135Version 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. Made In Order
183Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratDirects a GAO study to quantify the costs and burdens imposed by significant airline network disruptions Made In Order
212Version 2Lipinski (IL), Graves (MO)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Creates an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program. Authorizes appropriations of $5 million in each fiscal year through 2023 for grants for educational programs, equipment, and activities to train aviation maintenance technicians.Submitted
250Version 1Lipinski (IL)DemocratLate Requires FAA to promulgate human health standards for materials used in residential sound insulation programs funded by PFC revenues or from the Airport and Airways Trust FundSubmitted
189Version 1LoBiondo (NJ), Larsen, Rick (WA)Bi-PartisanRequires the FAA to review interagency coordination and standards for the authorized federal use of C-UAS systemsMade In Order
247Version 1LoBiondo (NJ)RepublicanLate Clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the William J. Hughes Technical CenterSubmitted
225Version 1Long (MO)RepublicanLate Directs the FAA Administrator to review the current safety procedures regarding unoccupied exit rows on commercial aircraft.Made In Order
19Version 1Lowenthal (CA), Napolitano (CA), Garamendi (CA), Huffman (CA), Bass (CA), Lewis, John (GA), Scott, David (GA), Panetta (CA)DemocratWithdrawn 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.Withdrawn
116Version 1Lowey (NY)DemocratRequires the FAA to study and submit a report on the prevalence of allergic reactions on board flights, the reporting of reactions on flights, and the frequency of first aid inventory checks. Made In Order
162Version 1Lujan (NM)DemocratRequires the Department of Transportation to finalize a rule requiring air carriers and ticket agents to clearly disclose fees for checked baggage and carry-on bags at all points of sale. Submitted
81Version 1Lynch (MA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Bass (CA), Chu (CA), Quigley (IL), Khanna (CA), Raskin (MD)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. Made In Order
82Version 1Lynch (MA), Moulton (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 registrationSubmitted
83Version 1Lynch (MA), Meng (NY), Quigley (IL), Chu (CA), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD)DemocratEstablishes a Regional Aircraft Noise Ombudsman in each FAA region to enhance agency responsiveness to public concerns regarding aircraft noise. Submitted
84Version 1Lynch (MA), Norton (DC), Quigley (IL), Meng (NY), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Speier (CA)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
87Version 1Lynch (MA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Bass (CA), Quigley (IL), Chu (CA), Khanna (CA), Suozzi (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 Administrators to provide public notice of such public forums at least 30 days prior to a forum.Submitted
145Version 1Maloney, Sean (NY)DemocratClarifies that small hub primary airports may use AIP discretionary funds for construction of Federal inspection facilities as part of a terminal expansion project.Submitted
53Version 1Massie (KY), DeFazio (OR)Bi-PartisanRemoves the cap on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC). Submitted
26Version 1McClintock (CA)RepublicanStrikes Section 451 of H.R. 4, which authorizes the Essential Air ServiceMade In Order
175Version 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.Made In Order
176Version 1McMorris Rodgers (WA)RepublicanProhibits the elimination of the Contract Weather Observer program through 2023.Submitted
216Version 1McSally (AZ)RepublicanLate Requires that none of the funds made available by this Act may be used to implement, administer, or enforce the prevailing rate wage requirements of the Davis-Bacon Act.Submitted
249Version 1McSally (AZ)RepublicanLate Adds a representative to the Safety Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee for airport owners and operators.Made In Order
18Version 1Meadows (NC), Arrington (TX)RepublicanAdds the Disaster Assistance Working Group of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and Efficiency to the study conducted in SEC. 622. Made In Order
40Version 2Meadows (NC)RepublicanRevised Codifies a directive of President Clinton’s 1993 Executive Order 12866, Section 1(b)(8), which stipulates that, whenever possible, any new standards promulgated by the FAA shall be performance-based standards providing an equal or higher level of safety. Made In Order
24Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the FAA to develop global-scale probabilistic convection guidance capability so that aircraft can avoid encounters with convection that causes turbulence.Made In Order
25Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the FAA, in conjunction with air carriers and aircraft manufacturers, to review existing wet runway stopping performance requirements and methods, and develop a test plan for evaluating stopping performance on wet runways.Submitted
28Version 2Meng (NY), Jackson Lee (TX), Espaillat (NY), Shea-Porter (NH)DemocratRevised Requires the FAA to promulgate regulations that standardize the treatment of animals aboard airlines. Submitted
30Version 2Meng (NY), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Suozzi (NY), Norton (DC)DemocratRevised Requires the FAA to develop a 5-year aircraft noise research and mitigation strategy.Made In Order
31Version 1Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Suozzi (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
32Version 1Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Suozzi (NY), Speier (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA within 1 year of enactment of the bill to complete the ongoing evaluation of alternative metrics to the current Day Night Level (DNL) 65 standard.Made In Order
33Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Makes 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.Withdrawn
34Version 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.Made In Order
35Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the Secretary to issue a rule creating designated areas at airports at which pets and service animals travelling with their owners may relieve themselves.Made In Order
36Version 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
37Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratWithdrawn Prohibits the revocation of round trip return travel if a passenger fails to use the departure portion of a round trip travel ticket. Withdrawn
38Version 1Meng (NY), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Suozzi (NY)DemocratPermits the Secretary to carry out an aircraft noise, emission, and fuel burn reduction research and development program (CLEEN II).Made In Order
39Version 1Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Suozzi (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
64Version 1Meng (NY), Khanna (CA), Norton (DC), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Suozzi (NY)DemocratRequires regional centers of air transportation excellence to conduct research on the impacts of aircraft noise on humans and effective methods for mitigating such impacts.Submitted
65Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires the FAA to consider revising regulations regarding airworthiness certifications to address cybersecurity concerns for avionics systems, including software components, and requires that aircraft avionics systems used for flight guidance or aircraft control be secured against unauthorized access. Section 4109 of S. 1405. Submitted
66Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratAuthorizes the FAA’s Collegiate Training Initiative program for unmanned aircraft systems.Submitted
67Version 1Meng (NY)DemocratRequires air carriers to carry epinephrine auto-injectors on aircraft.Submitted
41Version 1Mitchell (MI)RepublicanEstablishes a pilot program with specified parameters for aircraft with certain NextGen avionics to have limited preferential access to certain airports designated by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration. The pilot program has a sunset and a reporting requirement. Made In Order
42Version 1Mitchell (MI)RepublicanRequires the Inspector General of the Department of Transportation to study the potential impacts of a significantly delayed, significantly diminished, or completely failed delivery of the Next Generation Air Transportation System modernization initiative by the Federal Aviation Administration, including impacts to the air traffic control system and the national airspace system as a whole.Made In Order
6Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratImproves the FAA’s Disadvantaged Business Enterprise Program by implementing recommendations made by the Department of Transportation’s Inspector General.Submitted
7Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratAuthorizes a pilot program allowing FAA grantees to use local, geographic-based, economic-based, or veterans hiring preferences. Submitted
8Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratRequires airports seeking to implement a Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) to describe any good faith efforts they have undertaken to ensure that all small businesses, including those owned by veterans and by individuals who are socially and economically disadvantaged, can fairly compete for projects to be funded from the PFC. Submitted
9Version 1Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratAuthorizes FAA to take steps to improve compliance with the existing Department of Transportation Prompt Payment rule that requires subcontractors to be paid within a certain time period for satisfactory performance of their contracts. The amendment would also require the FAA to keep track of violations of this rule. Made In Order
100Version 1Moulton (MA)DemocratWithdrawn Directs the GAO to conduct a study on the effects of U.S. airline consolidation on consumers, airline safety, and competition in the industry. Withdrawn
232Version 2O'Halleran (AZ), Young, Don (AK)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Requires the Comptroller General to include in its report an analysis of the impact of any option for EAS reform on local communities with airports receiving EAS funding.Made In Order
96Version 2Panetta (CA), Crowley (NY), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Quigley (IL), Schakowsky (IL), Smith, Adam (WA), Suozzi (NY), Bass (CA), Peters, Scott (CA), Raskin (MD), Eshoo (CA), Chu (CA), Rice, Kathleen (NY), Khanna (CA), Speier (CA)DemocratRevised Directs the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to evaluate alternative metrics to the current average day night level standard, such as the use of actual noise sampling and other methods, to address community airplane noise concerns and provide a report to Congress.Made In Order
215Version 1Pearce (NM)RepublicanMakes a technical correction to the Military Airport Program (MAP) to ensure MAP benefits are available to all former installations, as was the original intent of the enacting law.Made In Order
29Version 1Perlmutter (CO), Polis (CO)DemocratImplements recommendations from the FAA’s Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group to require all newly manufactured helicopters to meet certain standards to improve helicopter fuel system crash resistance within 18 months.Made In Order
206Version 1Pittenger (NC)RepublicanAmends the Air Carrier Access Act to include a new paragraph that mirrors the DOJ’s 2010 revised definition of service animals to exclude the emotional service animals that are solely on aircraft to provide emotional support, well-being, comfort, or companionship. The amendment language continues to include psychiatric service animals as part of the definition.Submitted
222Version 2Plaskett, (VI)DemocratLate Revised Extends eligibility for Disaster Unemployment Assistance in the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico. Submitted
223Version 1Plaskett, (VI)DemocratLate Allows the Federal Emergency Management Agency, for the duration of the recovery in the United States Virgin Islands and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, to rebuild additional infrastructure — including roads, public housing, and public buildings — to be more resilient than before Hurricanes Irma and Maria in order to withstand future storms.Submitted
210Version 1Pocan (WI), Clay (MO)DemocratLate Makes the current slot exemption permanent to avoid disrupting important links between Washington, DC and the Midwest.Submitted
211Version 1Pocan (WI)DemocratLate Withdrawn Makes the current slot exemption permanent to avoid disrupting this important link between Washington, DC and south central Wisconsin.Withdrawn
90Version 2Polis (CO)DemocratRevised Adds the Lasting Improvements to Family Travel (LIFT) Act to H.R.4. Submitted
148Version 1Polis (CO), Norton (DC), Bass (CA), Speier (CA)DemocratAuthorizes General Aviation airports to restrict the number and type of aircraft operations for compensation or hire occurring at the airport, including flights originating or landing at the airport, and the dates and times of such operations.Submitted
254Version 1Polis (CO)DemocratLate Permits a tax incentive to operators of EMS helicopters who install crash resistant fuel safety systems. Submitted
153Version 1Raskin (MD), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Cook (CA), Meng (NY), Rohrabacher (CA)Bi-PartisanRequires the FAA Administrator to direct the regional administrators of each regional office to conduct, every 180 days, an open comment period to allow local communities effected by excessive noise to voice concerns on logistical, environmental and health impacts of overflight noise. Submitted
154Version 1Raskin (MD), Norton (DC), Quigley (IL), Khanna (CA), Meng (NY), Lynch (MA)DemocratRequires the FAA, within 12 months, to propose rules that set upper limits on the frequency of flights resulting in high impact noise over a single location. This limit should be reviewed on a regular basis to ensure FAA aligns it’s policies with current noise, environment, health and safety research protocols. Submitted
155Version 1Raskin (MD), Norton (DC), Quigley (IL), Khanna (CA), Cook (CA), Lynch (MA), Suozzi (NY)Bi-PartisanInserts language requiring FAA to calculate noise impacts on a cumulative rather than per-flight basis. Submitted
55Version 3Rohrabacher (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD)Bi-PartisanRevised Requires the Administrator to issue a rule requiring that certain Airbus aircraft have vortex generators installed to reduce noise from airflow over the Fuel Tank Over Pressure equalization Ports.Submitted
56Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanRequires the Administrator to issue a rule regarding disinfection of commonly touched surfaces of commercial aircraft.Submitted
57Version 2Rohrabacher (CA), Bass (CA)Bi-PartisanRevised Ensures that aircraft transitioning from flight over ocean to flight over land fly at safe altitude and no lower than specific flight operations require.Made In Order
58Version 1Rohrabacher (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD)Bi-PartisanEstablishes priorities of safety, impacts on communities below, and efficiency, in that order, when the FAA analyzes changes to procedures or operations.Submitted
59Version 1Rohrabacher (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD)Bi-PartisanEnsures that commercial aircraft operating within 20 miles of the nation's busiest airports fly at no lower altitude than necessary to provide for safe flight operations. Submitted
253Version 1Rohrabacher (CA)RepublicanLate Requires commercial aircraft to fly as high, quietly, and pollutant free as safely possible when departing and arriving at large airports unless an appropriate study determines that another option increases noise mitigation without reducing safety.Submitted
114Version 1Rosen (NV)DemocratRequires GAO to submit a report to Congress recommending needed developments and protections related to cybersecurity and operational control concerns with respect to unmanned aircraft systems.Submitted
115Version 1Rosen (NV)DemocratRequires GAO to submit a report to Congress on effective ways to enforce a no-fly zone for unmanned aircraft systems around commercial airports.Submitted
43Version 1Roskam (IL), Speier (CA)Bi-PartisanDirects the FAA Administrator to study the relationship between jet aircraft approach and takeoff speeds and corresponding noise impacts on communities surrounding airports. Requires the FAA Administrator to submit the results of the study in a report to Congress. Made In Order
208Version 3Royce (CA)RepublicanRevised Allows revenues from state or local general sales taxes collected on aviation fuel that were in effect between December 8, 2014 and December 7, 2017, to be spent on surface transportation projects that are determined by the Secretary of Transportation to be (1) in the immediate vicinity of the airport from which the tax revenue is generated; and (2) will significantly benefit airport operations, airport passengers, or other airport users. All general sales taxes put into effect after Dec. 7, 2017 would have to abide by the FAA rulemaking.Submitted
104Version 1Russell (OK), Blumenauer (OR), Meadows (NC)Bi-PartisanAmends the Internal Revenue Code, with respect to the tax exemption requirements for state and local bonds, to specify that bonds issued to finance professional sports stadiums meet the private security or payment test. Submitted
2Version 1Sanford (SC)RepublicanRequires the GAO to study airport finances under §47107(b)(2) of title 49, United States code.Made In Order
158Version 1Sanford (SC), Mitchell (MI), Lipinski (IL), Brownley (CA)Bi-PartisanAligns the FAA's critical programs supporting UAS integration and the development of commercial UTM.Made In Order
160Version 3Sanford (SC), Davis, Rodney (IL)RepublicanRevised Clarifies and tightens the 336 modelers exemption to ensure that those utilizing the exemption are following an appropriate course of safety, and allows the FAA to create rules for recreational UAS. Made In Order
110Version 1Schakowsky (IL), Chu (CA), Krishnamoorthi (IL), Moore, Gwen (WI)DemocratModifies Section 406 to prohibit involuntary bumping of passengers. Strike Section 410.Submitted
161Version 1Schiff (CA), Lowenthal (CA), Sherman (CA), Sires (NJ), Payne, Jr. (NJ), Suozzi (NY), Lieu (CA), Bass (CA), Meng (NY)DemocratRequires FAA to regulate helicopter operations above Los Angeles County, California, Hudson County, New Jersey, Queens County, New York, and Nassau County, New YorkSubmitted
178Version 1Schiff (CA), Bass (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.Made In Order
243Version 3Shuster (PA)RepublicanLate Revised Improves aviation safety by addressing issues such as airline engines, air ambulances, certification processes, and airspace operations. Adjusts FAA authorization levels to conform with updated CBO baseline for FY 2018. Makes counter-UAS systems AIP eligible. Continues the contract weather observer program and requires the Secretary to define the roles and responsibilities of the FAA Tech Center. Reforms and provides transparency to FAA organization and programs. Addresses consumer concerns, including sexual misconduct on flights, treatment of passengers with disabilities, and harmonization of service animal standards. Improves the Airport Investment Partnership Program.Made In Order
207Version 4Sinema (AZ), Tipton (CO)Bi-PartisanLate Revised Directs the Administrator of the FAA to conduct a review of the effectiveness, safety, and consistency of its approval process for air tankers used for wildland firefighting, with the goal of developing standardized next-generation requirements for air tankers. Requires an FAA report to Congress describing the outcome of its review.Made In Order
68Version 1Smith, Adam (WA), Schakowsky (IL), Quigley (IL), Ellison (MN), Norton (DC), Eshoo (CA), Meng (NY), Bass (CA)DemocratRequires that the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conduct a survey of the current research on ultrafine particles and an original study on the distribution and concentration of ultrafine particles around the country’s 20 largest airports. The study is to be coordinated with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Health and Human Services (HHS), and any other agency deemed appropriate by the FAA Administrator. Submitted
192Version 1Smith, Adrian (NE), Cheney (WY)RepublicanDirects 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.Made In Order
195Version 2Smith, Adrian (NE), Cheney (WY)RepublicanRevised Extends small airport regulatory relief for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020.Made In Order
22Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratRequires sinks or sanitizing equipment to be provided in any Mothers’ Rooms at airports. Made In Order
23Version 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
168Version 1Soto (FL), Dunn (FL)Bi-PartisanWithdrawn Prevents certain de-obligations of FEMA funds for debris removal in the aftermath of major disasters events, provided the sub-grantee of public assistance funds has complied with all relevant State, Tribal, or local government procurement requirements. Does not alter ability of FEMA to de-obligate funds in cases of fraud or abuse. Withdrawn
169Version 1Soto (FL), Dunn (FL)Bi-PartisanAllows NASA to be reimbursed for the use of its “Super Guppy” aircraft, when operated by NASA personnel, to transport oversized space launch components in support of commercial space launches. Submitted
170Version 1Soto (FL)DemocratRequires the Administrator to also consider the potential emergency medical needs of pregnant women when evaluating the minimum contents of approved medical kits – currently the bill only specifies the consideration of children’s emergency medical needs.Made In Order
122Version 1Speier (CA), Eshoo (CA), Bass (CA), Chu (CA), Gallego (AZ), Lieu (CA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Beyer (VA), Khanna (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA to update its mission statement to include safety as the first priority, efficiency and the minimization of noise, health, and environmental impacts as the secondary and co-equal priorities. Submitted
123Version 1Speier (CA), Bass (CA), Beyer (VA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Chu (CA), Quigley (IL), Khanna (CA)DemocratRequires 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 departure and arrival paths, and alternatives to this practice.Made In Order
124Version 1Speier (CA), Bass (CA), Lieu (CA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Quigley (IL), Khanna (CA)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, providing that the warranty is no longer valid. Submitted
226Version 1Speier (CA)DemocratLate Directs the FAA Administrator to review and evaluated the design and effectiveness of commercial airline oxygen masks, and determine whether changes to the design could increase correct passenger usage. Made In Order
196Version 1Suozzi (NY), Bass (CA), Quigley (IL)DemocratAsks for a report on airline and passenger safety pertaining to aging commercial aircraft: the average age of commercial aircraft owned and operated by United States carriers, overall use of planes, including average lifetime of commercial aircraft, the number of hours the aircraft are in flight, and the impact of metal fatigue on aircraft safety, review on contractor assisted maintenance of commercial aircraft and re-evaluation of the rules on inspection of aging airplanes. Made In Order
224Version 1Takano (CA)DemocratLate Provides a sense of Congress that the Administrator of the FAA and Secretary should produce a smart airports initiative plan that focuses on creating a more connected and consumer-friendly airport experience. Made In Order
4Version 1Taylor (VA)RepublicanInstructs 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
209Version 1Thompson, Mike (CA)DemocratLate Adds two categories to the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act eligibility. Made In Order
108Version 1Titus (NV)DemocratDirects the Secretary of Transportation to finalize a rule prohibiting the dropping of live animals from civil aircraft.Submitted
149Version 2Torres (CA)DemocratRevised Amends section 158, the Environmental Mitigation Pilot Program, to allow DOD to provide additional funding for mitigation projects on sites previously managed by DOD. Made In Order
202Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA to issue a report on diversions of aircraft from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Hawthorne Municipal Airport.Made In Order
203Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA to issue regulations for aircraft operations at Hawthorne Municipal Airport in order to increase safety and reduce airport noise pollution in the surrounding community.Submitted
204Version 1Waters (CA)DemocratRequires the FAA to issue regulations for aircraft operations at Torrance Municipal Airport in order to increase safety and reduce airport noise pollution in the surrounding community.Submitted
109Version 1Watson Coleman (NJ)DemocratRequires medium or large hub airports to maintain baby changing tables in one men's and one women's restroom in each passenger terminal building.Made In Order
213Version 1Welch (VT), Jones (NC)Bi-PartisanLate Ensures commercial drone systems protect personal privacy by allowing FTC to enforce privacy policies and creating a searchable public database of commercial drones so individuals can access information on the collection and usage of personal data collected by drone operators. Submitted
3Version 1Westerman (AR), Lipinski (IL)Bi-PartisanClarifies the application of Qualifications-Based Selection procedures on airport projects. Made In Order
20Version 1Westerman (AR), Heck, Denny (WA)Bi-PartisanEnsures better geospatial data management practices across the federal government in order to spur the development, implementation, and review of policies, practices, and standards relating to geospatial data.Submitted
185Version 1Westerman (AR)RepublicanWithdrawn Clarifies the federal preemption, as envisioned in the Airline Deregulation Act of 1978, that applies to state wage and hour rules for airline flight crewsWithdrawn
97Version 1Zeldin (NY), Suozzi (NY), Meng (NY)Bi-PartisanRequires 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. Made In Order
98Version 1Zeldin (NY), Kelly (PA), Larson, John (CT), Hurd (TX)Bi-PartisanAuthorizes private activity bonds to be used for public buildings. Submitted