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Posted on 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

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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.

9/23/2021

Regulatory Alert: AAAE Responds to FAA's Reopened Comment Period for Airport SMS Rulemaking

AAAE responded to the FAA reopened comment period for the rulemaking on airport SMS. In the comments filed, AAAE emphasized the need for FAA to ensure they work collaboratively with industry on implementation of any new SMS regulatory requirements an

9/22/2021

Regulatory Alert: FAA Releases Part 139 CertAlert on Response Planning for Unauthorized UAS Ops

FAA released a Part 139 CertAlert informing Part 139 airport operators that airport emergency plans (AEP) should include instructions for responding to unauthorized UAS operations in the airport environment.

9/21/2021

Airport Alert: House Passes Stopgap Funding Bill, but Threat of a Government Shutdown Remains

The House passed a CR that would temporarily fund the federal gov't through Dec. 3, suspend the debt ceiling and provide supplemental funding for disaster relief. The CR now goes to the Senate, where it faces strong, political headwinds.

9/21/2021

Hearing Report: Lawmakers Discuss Ways Congress Can Promote Travel and Tourism

The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Tourism, Trade, and Export Promotion held a hearing to discuss draft bipartisan legislation, the Omnibus Travel and Tourism Act of 2021, which is intended to support the recovery of the travel and tourism economy..

9/21/2021

Regulatory Alert: DOT Announces $431.8 Million in AIP Grants for 60 Airports

DOT announced the award of $431.8 million in airport grants as part of the fiscal year (FY) 2021 Airport Improvement Program (AIP).

9/20/2021

Airport Alert: White House to Lift International Travel Restrictions

This morning, White House COVID-19 Coordinator, Jeffrey Zients, announced that the United States will reopen its borders to international travelers, as long as they are fully vaccinated, in early November.

9/16/2021

Airport Alert: Additional Guidance on Vaccination Requirements for Federal Employees and Contractors

President Biden issued two Executive Orders that require federal employees and contractors to be vaccinated. The federal employee EO states that “it is necessary to require COVID-19 vaccinations for all Federal employees, subject to such exceptions..

9/15/2021

Airport Alert: House Committee Approves Bond Proposals

The House Ways and Means Committee today approved a plan to reinstate Build America Bonds and advance refunding bonds – measures that could help airports finance infrastructure projects.

9/15/2021

Airport Alert: House Committees Advance Reconciliation Pieces

The House Homeland Security and Transportation Committees yesterday and early this morning, respectively, approved their portions of a $3.5 trillion reconciliation package.

9/10/2021

Press Release: AAAE Statement on the 20 Year Anniversary of the Terrorist Attacks of 9/11/01

AAAE issued a statement regarding the upcoming 20th Anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001.

9/10/2021

Airport Alert: House Committee Moving Forward with Pieces of $3.5 Trillion Reconciliation Package

Following passage earlier this summer of a massive $3.5 trillion package of Democratic spending and tax priorities, committees are busy assembling their respective pieces of the so-called Build Back Better reconciliation measure.

9/9/2021

Airport Alert: Biden Administration Reveals New Efforts to Promote Sustainable Aviation Fuels

The Biden Administrated announced a series of new actions it will take across the federal government, with the support of industry, to produce $3B gallons of SAF and reduce aviation emissions by 20 percent 2030.

9/9/2021

Airport Alert: Senators Introduce Legislation to End Aviation Security Fee Diversion

The House of Representatives briefly returned this week from its summer recess to settle on a path forward on infrastructure.

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