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Posted on 10/25/2021

Airport Alert: Additional Details Announced for Resumption of International Travel on November 8th

The White House released additional details that will permit fully vaccinated non-U.S. citizens to resume traveling to the United States on November 8, 2021

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10/25/2021

Airport Alert: Additional Details Announced for Resumption of International Travel on November 8th

The White House released additional details that will permit fully vaccinated non-U.S. citizens to resume traveling to the United States on November 8, 2021

10/21/2021

Action Alert: FAA Reauthorization Survey Reminder

This is a quick reminder that we are asking Federal Affairs Committee members to please complete our FAA reauthorization survey by COB Monday, October 25th.

10/20/2021

Hearing Report: Lawmakers Hold PFAS Hearing Following EPA’s Release of its Strategic Roadmap

Following EPA’s release of its long-awaited, PFAS Strategic Roadmap earlier this week, Assistant Administrator at EPA’s Office of Water, Radhika Fox, testified today before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee on the agency’s ongoing and

10/19/2021

Hearing Report: CBP Commissioner Nominee Hearing Held

The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider the nomination of Chris Magnus to be the Commissioner of the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP).

10/18/2021

Regulatory Alert: EPA Releases Strategic Roadmap on PFAS

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency released a new “PFAS Strategic Roadmap” that lays out the EPA's whole-of-agency approach to confronting and addressing PFAS contamination nationwide.

10/18/2021

Airport Alert: Senate Appropriations Committee Unveils FY22 Spending Bills

Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Patrick Leahy (D-VT) this afternoon released nine spending bills for FY22 that include proposed funding for the DOT, DHS, and a long list of airport priorities.

10/15/2021

Airport Alert: International Travel to Resume on November 8th

The White House announced that it is lifting the 212f travel restrictions and permitting fully vaccinated non-U.S. citizens to resume traveling to the United States on November 8, 2021.

10/6/2021

Regulatory Alert: White House Releases Proposed Rulemaking to Revise NEPA Regulations

The White House’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) released a proposed rulemaking to revise several key provisions of the regulations that govern environmental reviews performed pursuant to the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

10/5/2021

Regulatory Alert: DOT Announces $479.1 Million in Supplemental AIP Grants for 95 Airports

DOT announced the award of $479.1 million in supplemental discretionary grants as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

10/4/2021

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases CertAlert on Part 139 Extinguishing Agent Requirements

With a congressional deadline for the FAA to approve a PFAS-free alternative to AFFF having arrived today, the agency this afternoon released a Part 139 CertAlert outlining three avenues that a Part 139 certificated airport can pursue to gain FAA rev

9/30/2021

Action Alert: FAA Reauthorization Survey

AAAE Chair Larry Krauter has asked the Federal Affairs Committee and other AAAE committees to put together a list of issues and recommendations for the next FAA reauthorization bill by November 5th.

9/30/2021

Airport Alert: Congress Acts to Avert Government Shutdown; Path for Infrastructure Bill Uncertain

The Senate has just passed a “clean” stopgap bill that funds the government through December 3 without addressing the upcoming debt ceiling deadline or extending expiring highway programs.

9/29/2021

Hearing Report: The State of TSA Twenty Years After September 11th

The House Homeland Security Committee held a hearing on the state of the Transportation Security Administration, a retrospective 20 years after the devastating events on September 11th.

9/25/2021

Airport Alert: House Budget Committee Approves Multi-Trillion Dollar Reconciliation Package

In a rare Saturday session, the House Budget Committee met this afternoon and favorably reported on a 20-17 vote a nearly 2,500 page, multi-trillion dollar reconciliation package that assembles a wide array of tax and spending proposals from 13 separ

9/23/2021

Hearing Report: Lawmakers Question Aviation Stakeholders on Addressing Unruly Passengers

The House Aviation Subcommittee held a hearing to discuss the increase in incidents involving disruptive and unruly airline passengers, the effect on passenger and crew safety and the enforcement of laws prohibiting such behavior.

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