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Posted on 12/2/2021

Airport Alert: Congress Extends Federal Funding Through February 18, Averting a Government Shutdown

The House and Senate passed a CR that extends funding for the federal gov't through Feb. 18 and provides additional funding for Afghan refugee resettlement.

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12/2/2021

Airport Alert: Congress Extends Federal Funding Through February 18, Averting a Government Shutdown

The House and Senate passed a CR that extends funding for the federal gov't through Feb. 18 and provides additional funding for Afghan refugee resettlement.

12/2/2021

Airport Alert: Face Mask Mandate Extended Until March 18, 2022

The White House announced new actions against the Delta and Omicron variants that include stronger public health protocols for international travel and extending the requirement for people to wear face masks in airports, on airplanes, trains, and...

12/1/2021

Press Release: AAAE Recognizes Retiring Chair Peter DeFazio for His Leadership and Legacy

AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli issued the following statement today regarding the announcement that Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR) will not seek re-election to the House of Representatives in 2022.

12/1/2021

Airport Alert: COVID Testing Timeframe for International Air Travelers Shortening to 24 Hour

The CDC informed AAAE that the U.S. government is in the process of amending their international air travel requirements to tighten the pre-departure testing timeframe to 24 hours, regardless of the traveler’s vaccination status, in response to...

12/1/2021

Airport Alert: Transportation Committee Chair DeFazio to Retire

Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR), the Chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and longtime proponent of raising the federal cap on local PFCs, will not be seeking re-election next year.

11/29/2021

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Updated FAQ Guidance for CRRSAA and ARPA Grants

FAA released updated FAQ documents that provide guidance for airport sponsors on how FAA administers the $2 billion in relief for airports and eligible concessionaires that was made available under CRRSAA, known as ACRGP...

11/19/2021

Airport Alert: Build Back Better Reconciliation Bill Clears the House

House Democrats were able to garner the necessary support to finally pass the $1.7 trillion Build Back Better (BBB) Act by a vote of 220-213.

11/16/2021

Hearing Report: House Hearing Examines Impact of Unruly Passengers and Vaccine Mandates

The House Homeland Security Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security held a hearing entitled “On the Frontlines in Turbulent Times: Workforce Perspectives on the State of Transportation Security.”

11/15/2021

Airport Alert: Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill Signed Into Law

At a White House ceremony, President Biden signed into law H.R. 3684, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

11/12/2021

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Outlines Questions to FAA Regarding Part 139 CertAlert on Response Planning

AAAE directed a letter to the FAA) outlining a series of questions that have been raised by our airport members regarding the recently released Part 139 CertAlert that requires airports to update their AEPs to include instructions for responding...

11/9/2021

Regulatory Alert: DOT Releases the U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan

U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg unveiled the U.S. Aviation Climate Action Plan (Plan), which outlines the federal government’s approach and policy framework to put the industry on a path toward achieving net-zero emissions by 2050.

11/9/2021

Regulatory Alert: FAA Solicits Nominations for Appointment to the Advanced Aviation Advisory Cmte.

FAA issued a notice to solicit nominations for membership on the new Advanced Aviation Advisory Committee (AAAC), previously known as the Drone Advisory Committee (DAC).

11/5/2021

Press Release: AAAE Calls Bipartisan Infrastructure Package a Win for Airports and All Americans

AAAE issued a statement following House passage tonight of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act.

11/5/2021

Airport Alert: House Passes Bipartisan Infrastructure Bill, Measure Moves to President to be Signed

After months of political gamesmanship, party infighting and numerous stalled efforts, tonight, the House finally passed the $550 billion Infrastructure and Investment Act, better known as the bipartisan infrastructure bill (BIB).

11/4/2021

Airport Alert: Houses Passes the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act

The House passed with broad, bipartisan support, H.R. 1339, the Advanced Air Mobility Coordination and Leadership Act, sponsored by Representatives Sharice Davids (D-KS) and Garret Graves (R-LA).

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