US HR 3935
Title: Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act
Author: Samuel Bruce Graves Jr.
Securing Growth and Robust Leadership in American Aviation Act This bill reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through FY2028, including activities and programs related to airport planning and development, facilities and equipment, and operations. The National Transportation Safety Board is also reauthorized through FY2028. The bill also addresses a wide range of issues. For example, the bill * directs the FAA to increase air traffic controller hiring targets; * establishes a workforce development program to support the education, recruitment, and retention of aviation professionals; * establishes an FAA Ombudsman to coordinate the response to submissions of inquiries or objections relating to issues such as aircraft certifications and registrations, pilot certificates, and operational approvals, waivers, or exemptions; * raises the commercial airline pilot retirement age to 67 (currently 65); * prohibits aircraft dispatchers from working remotely, with limited exceptions for emergencies; * requires the Department of Transportation (DOT) to establish standards to ensure the aircraft boarding and deplaning process is accessible for individuals with disabilities, including for individuals who use wheelchairs; * requires DOT to establish a policy directing certain air carriers to seat a young child next to an accompanying adult if adjacent seats are available without charging an additional fee; * prohibits the FAA from requiring mask wearing or COVID-19 vaccines for passengers, air carrier employees, or FAA employees; * requires the FAA to issue rules to update the requirements for testing and operating unmanned aircraft (i.e., drones), including for drones operating beyond the visual line of sight; and * requires the FAA to issue rules for certifying pilots for powered-lift aircraft (i.e., capable of vertical takeoff and landing) and operational rules for powered-lift aircraft.
S.Amdt.1292 Considered by Senate.
US HR 3935 - Reported in House (07/11/2023)
2023-06-09 - US HR 3935 (Reported in House (07/11/2023))
US HR 3935 - Introduced in House (06/09/2023)
2023-06-09 - US HR 3935 (Introduced in House (06/09/2023))
US HR 3935 - Engrossed in House (07/20/2023)
2023-06-09 - US HR 3935 (Engrossed in House (07/20/2023))
US HR 3935 - Placed on Calendar Senate (09/21/2023)
2023-06-09 - US HR 3935 (Placed on Calendar Senate (09/21/2023))