AVIATION

Bills and resolutions

Air Forces Escape and Evasion Society: award Congressional Gold Medal (see H.R. 2279), H3003 [1MY]

Airports: provide for private lactation areas in the terminals of large and medium hub airports (see S. 1110), S2916 [11MY] (see H.R. 2375), H4177 [4MY]

American Samoa: improve air service capabilities (see H.R. 276), H95 [4JA]

Armed Forces: repeal authority to use against those responsible for hijacking and crashing of commercial aircraft into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset County, PA (see H.R. 1229), H1355 [27FE]

Army: place in Arlington National Cemetery a memorial honoring helicopter pilots and crew of the Vietnam era (see S. 315), S745 [6FE] (see H.R. 877), H1011 [6FE]

Business and industry: require an air carrier to provide information to the public on its policies for imposing baggage fees and assisting passengers during a widespread disruption of service (see H.R. 1420), H1947 [8MR]

CIA: prohibit use of unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to carry out a weapons strike or other lethal action and transfer authority to conduct such strikes to the Dept. of Defense (see H.R. 487), H469 [12JA]

Civil liberties: protect rights of citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding patchwork of local and State prohibitions (see S. 1092), S2882 [10MY]

___protect rights of citizens to transport knives interstate, notwithstanding patchwork of local and State prohibitions, and repeal Federal regulations on switchblade knives which burden citizens (see H.R. 84), H40 [3JA]

Consumers: prohibit airlines from forcibly removing passengers other than for safety or security, resolve overbooking issues prior to boarding, and require airlines to offer maximum compensation to those who give up their seat (see H.R. 2235), H2971 [28AP]

Crime: include training for certain employees of air carriers to combat human trafficking (see H.R. 2602), H4503 [23MY]

Dept. of Agriculture: release condition that certain lands conveyed to Old Town, ME, be used for a municipal airport (see S. 715), S1974 [23MR] (see H.R. 1177), H1300 [16FE]

Dept. of Defense: allow certain veterans with service-connected disabilities to travel on military aircraft (see S. 116), S313 [12JA] (see H.R. 936), H1081 [7FE]

___improve authority to protect certain military facilities, assets, and information from unmanned aircraft (see H.R. 1968), H2783 [6AP]

___increase number of operational aircraft carriers (see H.R. 941), H1081 [7FE]

___require the President to report on Iran's use of commercial aircraft for military and terrorist activity (see S. 420), S1304 [16FE] (see H.R. 566), H545 [13JA]

Dept. of Homeland Security: limit authority of personnel to prohibit a citizen or permanent U.S. resident from boarding as a passenger on an aircraft or cruise ship based on inclusion in a watchlist (see H.R. 248), H94 [4JA]

___prevent Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from using Mahan Air (company) for support of terrorist activities by addressing security of flights from airports where the airline has landed (see S. 1011), S2680 [2MY]

Dept. of the Treasury: establish regional infrastructure accelerator program to facilitate investment in and financing of certain infrastructure projects (see H.R. 2347), H3323 [3MY]

___issue American Infrastructure Opportunity Bonds when the real rate equals zero percent or less and deposit proceeds into the Highway Trust Fund (see H.R. 2348), H3323 [3MY]

Dept. of Transportation: establish a remote air traffic control tower pilot program (see H.R. 1386), H1592 [7MR]

___modify criteria for selecting communities to participate in the Small Community Air Service Development Program (see H.R. 973), H1082 [7FE]

___modify regulation relative to policies of air carriers on denied boarding (see S. 947), S2553 [26AP] (see H.R. 2124), H2846 [25AP] (see H.R. 2191), H2939 [27AP] (see H.R. 2349), H3323 [3MY]

___prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers for services provided (see S. 1037), S2774 [4MY]

___review number of contracts for new disadvantaged small business concerns at certain airports with disadvantaged business enterprises (see H.R. 2139), H2846 [25AP]

___terminate the Essential Air Service program (see H.R. 1713), H2369 [23MR]

EPA: reestablish Office of Noise Abatement and Control (see H.R. 2539), H4357 [18MY]

FAA: amend the Pilot's Bill of Rights to facilitate appeals, ensure greater transparency in FAA investigations, and limit the re-examination of airman certificates (see S. 755), S2098 [29MR] (see H.R. 2107), H2811 [20AP]

___commission a study on the health impacts of airplane flights on affected residents of certain metropolitan areas (see H.R. 598), H560 [20JA]

___establish annual performance goals for implementation of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and hold officials accountable for meeting such goals (see S. 320), S746 [6FE]

___establish prohibitions to prevent the use of unmanned aircraft systems as weapons in the national airspace system (see H.R. 129), H41 [3JA]

___initiate a rulemaking relative to upgrading aircraft medical kits for children on airplanes (see S. 1167), S3009 [17MY] (see H.R. 2485), H4309 [17MY]

___issue regulations establishing minimum dimensions for seats in passenger aircraft and require airlines to post on their websites the amount of space available for each passenger on an aircraft (see S. 596), S1742 [9MR] (see H.R. 1467), H2018 [9MR]

___issue regulations on secondary cockpit barriers (see S. 911), S2450 [7AP] (see H.R. 911), H1080 [7FE]

___modify the Passenger Facility Charge Program (see H.R. 1265), H1461 [1MR]

___provide guidance and limitations relative to the integration of unmanned aircraft systems into U.S. airspace in order to inform the public and protect individual privacy (see S. 631), S1839 [15MR] (see H.R. 1526), H2059 [13MR]

___require airlines to disclose information on cyberattacks on aircraft and support systems and identify and address cybersecurity threats to the U.S. commercial aviation system (see S. 679), S1890 [21MR]

Federal employees: permit disabled law enforcement, intelligence, and other safety and security officers and employees to receive the same retirement benefits as if they had not been disabled (see S. 29), S59 [4JA]

Fort Lauderdale, FL: condemn shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, honor victims and offer condolences to their families, and commend efforts of first responders (see S. Res. 19), S399 [23JA]

Infrastructure Week: designate (see H. Res. 326), H4222 [16MY]

Kenya: disapprove proposed foreign military sale Air Tractor aircraft with weapons and related support (see H.J. Res. 72), H1184 [14FE]

Law enforcement officers: require deployment of law enforcement personnel at airport screening locations at very large airports (see H.R. 550), H544 [13JA]

Members of Congress: hold salaries in escrow if budget resolution not adopted by certain date, eliminate automatic salary adjustments, impose certain travel restrictions, and establish a 5-year ban on lobbying (see H.R. 1951), H2753 [5AP]

NASA: authorize programs (see S. 442), S1397 [16FE]

___inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and math, through mentorship and outreach (see S. 42), S113 [5JA] (see H.R. 321), H180 [5JA]

NOAA: anniversary of Commissioned Officers Corps (see S. Res. 175), S3070 [22MY]

___ensure reliable observation of hurricanes (see S. 153), S342 [17JA] (see H.R. 1008), H1124 [13FE]

NOAA Commissioned Officer Corps Act: reauthorize and amend (see S. 171), S342 [17JA]

Professional Aviation Safety Specialists (organization): anniversary (see H. Res. 138), H1302 [16FE]

Renewable energy: limit construction or alteration of wind turbines near certain military installations (see H.R. 403), H298 [10JA]

States: preserve State authority to regulate air carriers providing air ambulance service (see S. 471), S1500 [28FE]

Taxation: ensure new wind turbines located near certain military installations are ineligible for renewable electricity production credit and energy credit (see S. 201), S444 [24JA] (see H.R. 649), H683 [24JA]

___exempt aircraft management services from excise taxes imposed on transportation by air (see S. 321), S867 [6FE] (see H.R. 896), H1012 [6FE]

Terrorism: combat terrorist travel, transfer border security systems to partner governments, establish minimum international border security standards, and suspend assistance to countries not complying with such standards (see S. 942), S2553 [26AP] (see H.R. 1196), H1301 [16FE]

Transportation Security Administration: enhance security operations and stabilize security workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (see S. 272), S595 [1FE] (see H.R. 2309), H3321 [3MY]

___ensure aviation security fees are used to finance costs of aviation security screening by repealing a requirement a portion of such fees be deposited into the Treasury (see H.R. 2514), H4356 [18MY]

___establish an Ombudsman Office (see H.R. 1986), H2784 [6AP]

___exempt certain flights in Hawaii and Alaska from increased aviation security service fees (see H.R. 1782), H2558 [29MR]

___implement a redress process and review of intelligence-based screening rules for aviation security (see H.R. 2132), H2846 [25AP]

___modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies (see H.R. 665), H684 [24JA]

___prohibit certain individuals from possessing a firearm in an airport (see H.R. 1746), H2515 [28MR]

___provide for the eligibility of employees to receive public safety officers' death benefits (see H.R. 99), H40 [3JA]

___reform programs (see H.R. 876), H1011 [6FE]

___streamline office and term of Administrator (see H.R. 1309), H1527 [2MR]

___transfer unclaimed money recovered at airport security checkpoints to nonprofit organizations that provide places of rest and recuperation at airports for Armed Forces members (see H.R. 96), H40 [3JA]

U.S.-European Union-Norway-Iceland Air Transport Agreement: ensure permits issued to foreign air carriers to operate in the U.S. comply with certain labor standards or labor-related rights and principles (see H.R. 2150), H2895 [26AP]

Wildfires: provide a criminal penalty for launching unmanned aircraft (drones) that interfere with fighting wildfires affecting Federal property (see H.R. 1138), H1299 [16FE]

Cost Estimates

Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act (H.R. 876): CBO, E544 [26AP]

Letters

Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act: Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H2827 [25AP]

___Representative McCaul, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H2827 [25AP]

TSA Administrator Modernization Act: Representative Chaffetz, Committee on Oversight and Government Reform (House), H2211 [20MR]

___Representative McCaul, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H2211 [20MR]

___Representative Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), H2211 [20MR]

Regulations

Senate travel regulations, S3129S3137 [24MY]

Remarks in House

Air Force: review process for awarding contracts, H2523 [29MR]

American Samoa: improve air service capabilities (H.R. 276), H771, H772 [31JA]

Armed Forces: tribute to Texas Army National Guard pilots killed in helicopter accident in Galveston Bay, TX, H60 [4JA]

Baradat, Christopher G.: Air Force Cross recipient, E535 [25AP]

Congressional Progressive Caucus: budget priorities, H4555H4561 [24MY]

Dept. of Agriculture: release condition that certain lands conveyed to Old Town, ME, be used for a municipal airport (H.R. 1177), H4273, H4274 [17MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: making appropriations, H3295 [3MY]

Dept. of Transportation: Essential Air Service program funding, H2842 [25AP]

___modify regulation relative to policies of air carriers on denied boarding (H.R. 2349), H3073 [3MY]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making appropriations, H3296 [3MY]

FAA: issue regulations establishing minimum dimensions for seats in passenger aircraft and require airlines to post on their websites the amount of space available for each passenger on an aircraft (H.R. 1467), E300 [9MR]

___safety and training programs funding, H314 [11JA]

Federal agencies and departments: exempt rules relative to airport noise restrictions from process for the review of rules and sets of rules, H1382, H1383 [28FE]

___exempt rules relative to integration of unmanned aerial systems into national airspace system from process for the review of rules and sets of rules, H1381, H1382 [28FE]

Fort Lauderdale, FL: tribute to Broward Sheriff's officers response to shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, H218 [9JA]

Fredericksburg, VA: tribute to graduting students who have enlisted in the U.S. Air Force, E687 [22MY]

Gulfstream Aerospace Corp.: anniversary, H2909 [27AP]

Honor Flight Northern Colorado (organization): tribute, E279 [7MR]

Honor Flight of Southern Illinois (organization): tribute, H2852 [26AP]

House of Representatives: legislative priorities, H286 [10JA]

___moment of silence in memory of victims of shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport in Fort Lauderdale, FL, H218 [9JA]

Infrastructure: importance of investment, H2691H2694 [4AP], H4217H4220 [16MY], H4303H4308 [17MY]

Infrastructure Week: observance, H4236, H4237 [17MY], H4318, H4322, H4324, H4325, H4343 [18MY], E660 [18MY], E684 [19MY]

Miller, Keary J.: Air Force Cross recipient, E533 [25AP]

Minnesota National Guard: 211th General Support Aviation Battalion recipient of John J. Stanko Army National Guard Unit of the Year Award, H3078 [3MY]

NASA: authorize programs (S. 442), H1553H1570 [7MR]

___funding relative to climate change research, H709 [30JA]

___inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and math, through mentorship and outreach (H.R. 321), H270H273 [10JA]

Permian Basin Honor Flight (organization): tribute, E621 [11MY]

Russia: address actions of aggression, H1189 [15FE]

Transportation: importance of infrastructure investment, H303 [11JA], H860 [1FE], H884 [2FE], H1134, H1169 [14FE], H1223 [15FE]

Transportation Security Administration: modernize and enhance airport perimeter and access control security by requiring updated risk assessments and the development of security strategies (H.R. 665), H782, H783 [31JA]

___reform, H287 [10JA]

___reform programs (H.R. 876), H2825H2828 [25AP]

___streamline office and term of Administrator (H.R. 1309), H2210H2212 [20MR]

Tuskegee Airmen Memorial Day Fly In: anniversary, E576 [1MY]

World War II: anniversary of the Battle of the Coral Sea, H4513 [24MY]

Remarks in Senate

Always Free Honor Flight (organization): tribute, S3062 [22MY]

Bluegrass Chapter Honor Flight (organization): tribute, S2851 [10MY]

Consumers: address customer service and passenger mistreatment incidents to ensure passengers are treated with respect, S2842 [9MY]

Dept. of Defense: temporary grounding of T–45C Goshawk training jets relative to potential physiological episodes resulting from oxygen-system contamination, S2597 [27AP]

Dept. of Homeland Security: construction of continuous wall or fence along southern and northern U.S. borders funding through reductions in Coast Guard, FEMA, and Transportation Security Administration funding, S1672 [8MR]

___prevent Iran's Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps from using Mahan Air (company) for support of terrorist activities by addressing security of flights from airports where the airline has landed (S. 1011), S2682 [2MY]

FAA: establish annual performance goals for implementation of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and hold officials accountable for meeting such goals (S. 320), S746 [6FE]

Fort Lauderdale, FL: condemn shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, honor victims and offer condolences to their families, and commend efforts of first responders (S. Res. 19), S404 [23JA]

Infrastructure: establish financing authority, S2066 [29MR]

___importance of investment, S2066 [29MR]

Mountain Home AFB, ID: anniversary, S2488 [24AP]

___anniversary of 366th Fighter Wing being recognized as ``Gunfighters'', S2488 [24AP]

NASA: authorize programs (S. 442), S1400 [16FE]

___inspire women to enter the aerospace field, including science, technology, engineering, and math, through mentorship and outreach (H.R. 321), S1163 [14FE]

National security: military readiness of U.S. forces, S2567S2569 [27AP], S2756S2758 [4MY]

NOAA: anniversary of Commissioned Officers Corps (S. Res. 175), S3073 [22MY]

Senate: amendments to travel regulations, S3129 [24MY]

___constitutional duty under system of checks and balances to hold President accountable to the law, S8S10 [3JA]

xCraft Enterprises, LLC: tribute, S592 [1FE]

Reports filed

Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 876) (H. Rept. 115–94), H2845 [25AP]

FAA Appropriations: Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation (Senate) (S. 2658) (S. Rept. 114–428), S21 [3JA]

Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (H.R. 321), S594 [1FE]

Removing Outdated Restrictions To Allow for Job Growth Act: Committee on Agriculture (House) (H.R. 1177) (H. Rept. 115–124), H4220 [16MY]

TSA Administrator Modernization Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 1309) (H. Rept. 115–37), H2081 [15MR]

Texts of

H.R. 276, American Samoa air service capabilities improvement, H771 [31JA]

H.R. 321, Inspiring the Next Space Pioneers, Innovators, Researchers, and Explorers (INSPIRE) Women Act, H270 [10JA]

H.R. 665, Airport Perimeter and Access Control Security Act, H782 [31JA]

H.R. 876, Aviation Employee Screening and Security Enhancement Act, H2825 [25AP]

H.R. 1177, Removing Outdated Restrictions To Allow for Job Growth Act, H4273 [17MY]

H.R. 1309, TSA Administrator Modernization Act, H2210 [20MR]

S. 201, Protection of Military Airfields From Wind Turbine Encroachment Act, S447 [24JA]

S. 320, NextGen Accountability Act, S747 [6FE]

S. 442, NASA programs authorization, S1400S1415 [16FE], H1553H1568 [7MR]

S. 1011, Mahan Air and Terrorism Prevention Act, S2682 [2MY]

S. Res. 19, condemn shooting at Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, honor victims and offer condolences to their families, and commend efforts of first responders, S404 [23JA]

S. Res. 175, NOAA Commissioned Officers Corps anniversary, S3072 [22MY]