AVIATION

AVIATION

AVIATION

Amendments

FAA: reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), S4967 [16JY], S5005 [17JY], S5589 [1AU], H3636, H3643, H3644, H3645, H3646, H3647, H3648, H3651, H3652, H3653, H3654, H3655, H3656, H3658, H3660, H3661, H3663, H3664, H3666, H3667, H3668, H3670, H3671, H3672, H3673, H3677, H3678, H3679, H3680, H3681, H3682, H3683 [26AP], H3710, H3711, H3714, H3715, H3716, H3717, H3718, H3719, H3720 [27AP]

——— reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), consideration (H. Res. 839), H3519 [25AP]

Announcements

Moment of silence to honor servicemembers killed during aviation training exercise at Naval Air Station Key West, FL, H1750 [21MR]

Appointments

Conferees: H.R. 6147, Dept. of the Interior, environment, and related agencies and financial services and general Government appropriations, S6101 [6SE], H7900 [6SE]

Articles and editorials

Open Arms for Families of Fallen, S4943 [12JY]

Racist Vestige of the Past That Progressives Are Happy To Leave in Place, H3665 [26AP]

To Pay for Wall, Trump Would Cut Proven Border Security Measures, S83 [9JA]

Bills and resolutions

Air Force: acknowledge readiness challenges due to aging aircraft and depleted personnel and call for regular and sufficient funding to address procurement, maintenance, and staffing shortfalls (see H. Res. 1010), H6649 [23JY]

American Samoa: improve air service capabilities (see S. 2348), S521 [25JA]

Animals: require air carrier passengers with service animals to adhere to a standard of service animal behavior training, amend definition of service animal, and penalize misrepresentations about a service animal (see S. 2738), S2391 [24AP]

Army: anniversary of first delivery of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter (see S. Res. 663), S6413 [1OC]

Berlin Airlift: anniversary (see S. Res. 634), S6224 [18SE]

Buy American Act: standardize and extend certain provisions (see H.R. 5137), H1340 [1MR]

Civil liberties: 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 S. 3264), S5360 [25JY]

Conran, Philip J.: award Medal of Honor (see H.R. 4920), H737 [2FE]

Crime: prosecute as a Federal crime the assault or intimidation of a passenger train crew member to the same extent as such actions against aircraft crew members are prosecuted (see S. 2861), S2724 [16MY]

Dept. of Defense: require U.S. Transportation Command (USTRANSCOM) assessments of transportation infrastructure (see S. 3043), S3601 [11JN]

Dept. of Education: provide deferment to certain Federal student loan borrowers who are accruing aeronautical experience required for airline transport pilot certification (see H.R. 6926), H9149 [27SE]

Dept. of Homeland Security: assist in preventing emerging threats from unmanned aircraft and vehicles (see S. 2836), S2643 [14MY] (see H.R. 6401), H6463 [17JY]

——— establish Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator (see H.R. 6438), H6587 [19JY]

——— improve security of public areas of transportation facilities (see H.R. 5766), H3929 [10MY]

——— making appropriations (see S. 3109), S4343 [21JN] (see H.R. 6776), H8169 [12SE]

——— prepare threat assessment on unmanned aircraft systems (see H.R. 6620), H7723 [26JY]

——— provide oversight of border zone in which Federal agents may conduct vehicle checkpoints and stops and enter private land without a warrant (see S. 3162), S4734 [28JN] (see H.R. 6462), H6588 [19JY]

Dept. of the Interior: recognize historical significance of Roberto Clemente’s place of death near Loiza, PR, by adding it to the National Register of Historic Places (see H. Res. 792), H1728 [20MR]

Dept. of the Treasury: determine best available estimate of total amount of nonhighway recreational fuel taxes received (see S. 3604), S6816 [11OC]

Dept. of Transportation: authorize additional funding for the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (see H.R. 4900), H731 [30JA]

——— improve consumer protections for customers of air ambulance operators (see S. 2812), S2623 [10MY]

——— improve Essential Air Service program (see S. 2983), S2924 [24MY]

——— limit eligibility for Essential Air Service program for certain locations (see H.R. 6065), H5021 [8JN]

——— modify final rule relative to flightcrew member duty and rest requirements for passenger operations of air carriers to apply to all-cargo operations (see H.R. 7014), H9413 [2OC]

——— promulgate regulations to protect airline consumers in the case of cancelled flights (see S. 3156), S4733 [28JN]

——— protect transportation personnel and passengers from sexual assault and harassment (see H.R. 5857), H4208 [17MY]

——— provide an exemption to noncontiguous States for certain essential air service requirements (see H.R. 4836), H552 [18JA]

——— require large ticket agents to adopt minimum customer service standards for purchase of airfares and related passenger air transportation services (see S. 3183), S4843 [9JY]

Depts. of the Interior and Agriculture: improve wildfire management operations and safety of firefighters and communities through use of advanced technology (see S. 2290), S138 [10JA]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making appropriations (see S. 3023), S3293 [7JN] (see H.R. 6073), H5092 [12JN]

Disabled: protect rights of passengers with disabilities in air transportation (see H.R. 5004), H1126 [13FE]

Emergency medical personnel: include nonprofit and volunteer ground and air ambulance crew members and first responders for certain benefits (see H.R. 5971), H4729 [24MY]

EPA: reestablish Office of Noise Abatement and Control (see S. 3385), S5932 [23AU]

Eureka Springs, AR: recognize National Aviation Cadet Museum of the U.S. (see S. 2617), S1947 [22MR]

FAA: address cybersecurity concerns for aircraft avionics systems, including software components (see H.R. 7045), H9419 [5OC]

——— address need for pilot development and encourage more individuals to enter the field of aviation (see H.R. 6957), H9150 [27SE]

——— allow use of passenger facility charge revenue to enhance security at airports and make projects for installation of security cameras eligible for Airport Improvement Program (see S. 2859), S2724 [16MY]

——— assist aviation-impacted communities in mitigating the noise burden that they face and increase engagement and responsiveness to communities (see H.R. 6168), H5362 [20JN]

——— authorize grants from the small airport fund for construction or improvement of a nonapproach control tower (see S. 3512), S6341 [26SE]

——— broaden unmanned aircraft systems safety awareness (see S. 3511), S6341 [26SE]

——— complete ongoing evaluation of alternative airplane noise metrics to the current Day Night Level (DNL) 65 decibels standard (see H.R. 7043), H9419 [5OC]

——— encourage use of zero-emission vehicles and technology at public-use airports (see S. 3514), S6342 [26SE]

——— enter into appropriate arrangements with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to provide for a report on health impacts of air traffic noise and pollution (see S. 2422), S907 [13FE]

——— establish a pilot program to provide flight training services to veterans (see S. 3322), S5582 [1AU]

——— establish a process to allow applicants to petition to prohibit or restrict operation of an unmanned aircraft in close proximity to certain critical infrastructure (see S. 3513), S6342 [26SE]

——— establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program (see S. 2506), S1452 [7MR] (see H.R. 5701), H3833 [8MY]

——— establish Collegiate Training Initiative Program for unmanned aircraft systems (see H.R. 7044), H9419 [5OC]

——— establish grant program to improve preparation and representation of certain students in aviation-related fields (see H.R. 6005), H4776 [5JN]

——— extend authorizations of Federal aviation programs and extend funding and expenditure authority of Airport and Airway Trust Fund (see H.R. 6897), H9088 [26SE]

——— modernize training programs at aviation maintenance technician schools (see S. 2792), S2517 [7MY]

——— prioritize reduction in noise pollution in air commerce (see H.R. 6558), H7721 [26JY]

——— prohibit use of leaded fuel by aircraft operating within U.S. airspace (see H.R. 5421), H3052 [29MR]

——— prohibit use of unauthorized unmanned aircrafts over wildfires (see S. 3132), S4410 [26JN] (see H.R. 6235), H5748 [26JN]

——— promulgate regulations to prohibit storage of live animals in overhead compartments of airplanes (see S. 2556), S1765 [15MR] (see H.R. 5315), H1651 [15MR]

——— provide for licenses and experimental permits for space support vehicles (see H.R. 5346), H1727 [20MR]

——— provide for treatment of certain seasonal airports (see S. 3430), S6142 [12SE]

——— reauthorize programs (see H.R. 4), H3314 [13AP]

——— reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), consideration (see H. Res. 839), H3505 [24AP]

——— reduce regulations on pilots by clarifying terms ‘‘common carrier’’ and ‘‘personal operator’’ to facilitate flight-sharing by noncommerical pilots on digital platforms (see S. 2650), S2075 [11AP]

——— require air carriers to disclose date and location of most recent aircraft maintenance (see S. 3026), S3293 [7JN] (see H.R. 6028), H4979 [7JN]

——— require regional centers of air transportation excellence to conduct research on impacts of aircraft noise on humans and effective methods to mitigate such impacts (see H.R. 6454), H6588 [19JY]

——— support aircraft pilot workforce development, reform pilot examiner regulations, review medical certificate processes, mitigate spread of aquatic invasive species by air, and protect volunteer pilots (see S. 3270), S5360 [25JY]

Federal agencies and departments: require a report on multiagency use of airspace and environmental review (see S. 3475), S6223 [18SE]

Federal employees: provide standards relative to airline travel for official business (see S. 3399), S5991 [28AU]

Foreign countries: limit transfer of F–35 aircraft (see S. 2925), S2836 [22MY]

Forest Service: transfer certain Black Hills National Forest lands to Custer County, SD, Airport (see S. 2297), S168 [11JA] (see H.R. 4781), H169 [11JA]

Fort Wayne, IN: designate National Airmail Museum at Smith Field Airport (see S. 3402), S5991 [28AU] (see H.R. 5039), H1211 [15FE]

GAO: report on certain personnel matters in connection with Air Force remotely piloted aircraft (see S. 2914), S2835 [22MY]

GSA: make information relative to travel by heads of Executive agencies and other senior individuals publicly available (see S. 2630), S1948 [22MR]

Hurricanes: alter Federal share of certain disaster assistance for Puerto Rico in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria (see H.R. 6859), H8738 [20SE]

——— provide additional disaster recovery assistance for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria (see H.R. 4782), H169 [11JA]

Israel: authorize entrance into cooperative project agreement to counter unmanned aerial vehicles that threaten the U.S. or Israel (see H.R. 5117), H1333 [27FE]

Law enforcement: allow use of counter drone technology to detect, monitor, and engage with unauthorized drones that pose a reasonable threat to the safety and security of certain facilities and assets (see H.R. 5366), H1754 [21MR]

——— limit domestic use of drones in investigating regulatory and criminal offenses (see H.R. 6617), H7723 [26JY]

Lockheed Martin Corp.: anniversary of Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) (see S. Con. Res. 39), S3601 [11JN] (see H. Con. Res. 122), H4980 [7JN]

Members of Congress: prohibit use of offical funds for airline accommodations for Members and other officers and employees of the legislative branch which are not coach-class accommodations (see H.R. 5232), H1501 [8MR]

Montana: designate a mountain ridge as ‘‘B–47 Ridge’’ in honor of servicemen killed in an Air Force training mission crash on such ridge (see S. 3035), S3293 [7JN] (see H.R. 6041), H4979 [7JN]

NASA: authorize programs (see H.R. 5503), H3315 [13AP]

——— redesignate certain facilities (see H.R. 6716), H7919 [6SE]

——— secure technological edge of the U.S. in civil and military aviation and aeronautics (see S. 2977), S2924 [24MY]

National Airborne Day: designate (see S. Res. 608), S5692 [16AU]

National Public Safety Aviation Day: designate (see H. Res. 991), H6174 [12JY]

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD): anniversary (see S. Res. 475), S2262 [18AP]

Petroleum: provide for use of unleaded aviation gasoline (see S. 3293), S5423 [26JY]

Public works: ensure that certain materials used in carrying out Federal infrastructure aid programs are made in the U.S. (see S. 2865), S2724 [16MY]

Safety: prioritize and support Human Intervention Motivation Study (HIMS) program for flight crewmembers and Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP) for flight attendants (see S. 2935), S2877 [23MY]

Southwest Airlines Co.: commend Tammie Jo Bonnell Shults and crew for efforts to safely land aircraft suffering in-flight engine failure and express condolences to family of Jennifer Riordan who died during the flight (see H. Res. 837), H3452 [23AP]

Space policy: revise certain laws as necessary to keep them current and make technical amendments (see H.R. 6342), H6172 [12JY]

Taxation: provide for a credit against tax for improving safety of fuel systems in emergency medical rotorcraft (see H.R. 6832), H8731 [17SE]

Transportation: allow certain persons to own and control an air carrier providing air transportation or intrastate air transportation (see H.R. 5000), H1126 [13FE]

Transportation Security Administration: ensure aviation security fees are used to finance costs of aviation security screening by repealing requirement that a portion of such fees be deposited into the Treasury (see S. 3418), S6059 [6SE]

——— ensure only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program use security screening lanes designated for trusted travelers (see H.R. 6265), H5974 [28JN]

——— establish National Deployment Office (see H.R. 6461), H6588 [19JY]

——— improve program providing for private screening companies to conduct security screening at airports (see S. 3441), S6189 [17SE]

——— improve screening of transgender persons at airport security checkpoints (see H.R. 6659), H7747 [7AU]

——— require airports to submit security plans that include training programs for active threats, crowd management, mass evacuations, and restarting operations (see H.R. 4737), H18 [8JA]

——— require Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies (see S. 3144), S4512 [27JN]

——— require strategy to diversify the technology stakeholder marketplace relative to acquisition of security screening technologies (see H.R. 6459), H6588 [19JY]

——— require testing and evaluation of advanced screening technologies (see H.R. 5730), H3884 [9MY]

Turkey: limit transfer of F–35 aircraft (see S. 2781), S2485 [26AP] (see H.R. 5863), H4209 [17MY]

Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building, New York, NY: designate (see S. 2550), S1735 [14MR]

Cost Estimates

Air Cargo Security Improvement Act (H.R. 4176): CBO, E351 [21MR]

Global Aviation System Security Reform Act (H.R. 4559): CBO, H43 [9JA]

PreCheck Is PreCheck Act (H.R. 6265): CBO, E1414 [16OC]

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act (H.R. 6620): CBO, E1340 [28SE]

Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act (H.R. 4581): CBO, E175 [13FE]

Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act (H.R. 5766): CBO, E964 [3JY]

Strengthening Aviation Security Act (H.R. 4467): CBO, E353 [21MR]

Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act (H.R. 5730: CBO, E959 [3JY]

Letters

Air National Guard use of Precision Containerized Aerial Delivery System (PCADS) on military aircraft to assist in fighting wildfires: Representative Rohrabacher, H9096, H9097 [27SE]

Allow flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from certain California and Texas airports: Hasan Solomon, International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, E578 [1MY]

DHS Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator Act: Representative McCaul, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H7811 [4SE]

——— Representative Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), H7811 [4SE]

FAA programs reauthorization: Representative McCaul, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H9034 [26SE]

——— Representative Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), H9034 [26SE]

FAA programs reauthorization and FEMA provision of disaster and mitigation assistance improvement: Representative Hensarling, Committee on Financial Services (House), H3591 [26AP]

——— Representative Kevin Brady, Committee on Ways and Means (House), H3591 [26AP]

——— Representative Lamar Smith, Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (House), H3592 [26AP]

——— Representative Rob Bishop, Committee on Natural Resources (House), H3592 [26AP]

——— Representative Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), H3591, H3592 [26AP]

Prohibit FAA enforcement of wage rate requirements for contracts under the Davis-Bacon Act: Grover Norquist, American for Tax Reform (organization), H3665 [26AP]

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act: Representative McCaul, Committee on Homeland Security (House), H8751 [25SE]

——— Representative Shuster, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (House), H8750 [25SE]

Require newly-manufactured helicopters be built with crash resistant fuel systems: Aaron Todd, Air Methods Corp., H3662 [26AP]

——— Sally Veith, Air Medical Operators Association, H3662 [26AP]

Lists

Honor Flight Chicago (organization) honorees, E784 [6JN]

Messages

Legislative Outline for Rebuilding Infrastructure in America: President Trump, S872 [12FE], H1103 [13FE]

Motions

FAA: reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), H3723 [27AP]

Remarks in House

Air Force: A–10 wing replacement funding, H5742 [26JN]

——— acknowledge readiness challenges due to aging aircraft and depleted personnel and call for regular and sufficient funding to address procurement, maintenance, and staffing shortfalls (H. Res. 1010), H7647–H7649 [25JY]

——— AIM–120 delta advanced medium-range air-to-air missile funding, H5795 [27JN]

——— anniversary of Air Force Reserve, H3152, H3194 [12AP]

——— conduct core sampling study at Lackland AFB, TX, to determine if any regulated or hazardous substances are present along route of wastewater pipeline replacement project, H4702 [24MY]

——— Research Laboratory Information Directorate (Rome Lab) recipient of Federal Laboratory Consortium for Technology Transfer Excellence in Technology Transfer Award, H3431 [18AP]

——— tribute to A–29 Super Tucano light-attack combat aircraft mission in Afghanistan, H3919 [10MY]

Allegiant Travel Co.: call for investigation following 60 Minutes (television show) segment on safety practices and emergency incidents, H3345 [17AP]

Allentown, PA: anniversary of Queen City Airport, E273 [7MR]

Armed Forces: authorize use in Syria, H3354–H3356 [17AP]

——— North Dakota Air National Guard 119th Wing recipient of Air Force Outstanding Unit Award, H65 [9JA]

——— repeal authority to use against those responsible for hijacking and crashing of commercial aircraft into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset County, PA, H1276 [27FE], H7708 [26JY]

——— repeal authority to use against those responsible for hijacking and crashing of commercial aircraft into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset County, PA (H.R. 1229), H8180 [13SE]

——— sunset authority to use against those responsible for hijacking and crashing of commercial aircraft into the World Trade Center, Pentagon, and Somerset County, PA, H4598 [23MY]

——— tribute to 82d Airborne Division, H4591 [23MY]

Australia: anniversary of air crash death of U.S. soldiers at Bakers Creek, Queensland, Australia, during World War II, E835 [13JN]

Bluebonnet Belle (aircraft): crash of vintage C–47 Skytrain on way to Oshkosh Air Show, H7672 [25JY]

Browne, Christopher: Committee for Dulles (organization) Tower of Dulles honoree, E621 [10MY]

Bryan, TX: tribute to CHI St. Joseph’s Hospital Air Med 12 team, H9398 [28SE]

Buffalo, NY: anniversary of Continental Connection commuter plane crash, H29 [9JA]

Buy American Act: standardize and extend certain provisions (H.R. 5137), H1496 [8MR]

Chicago, IL: expansion plans for O’Hare International Airport, H1249 [26FE]

China: disapprove Chinese Civil Aviation Authority decision to expand civil air routes in the Taiwan Strait, E96 [25JA], E101 [29JA], E119 [30JA], E165 [8FE]

Civil Air Patrol: anniversary, H3349 [17AP]

Committee on Homeland Security (House): importance of Subcommittee on Transportation and Protective Security ‘‘Insider Threats to Aviation Security—Airline and Airport Perspectives’’ hearing, E1398 [12OC]

Cuba: anniversary of downing of Brothers to the Rescue (organization) aircraft by Cuban fighter jets, H1130 [14FE]

Dept. of Defense: allow counter-drone technology in defense of mobility airlift operations, H4676 [23MY]

——— CVN–80 aircraft carrier funding, H5805, H5806 [27JN]

——— Joint Surveillance Targeting and Attack Radar System (JSTARS) fleet funding, H7707 [26JY]

——— recognize importance of Dover AFB, DE, H4676 [23MY]

Dept. of Homeland Security: develop best practices for utilizing advanced passenger information and passenger name record data for counterterrorism screening and vetting operations (H.R. 4581), H49, H50 [9JA], E40 [12JA]

——— establish Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator (H.R. 6438), H7810, H7811 [4SE]

——— improve security of public areas of transportation facilities (H.R. 5766), H5629, H5630 [25JN], E922 [26JN]

——— making appropriations, H2021 [22MR]

——— prepare threat assessment on unmanned aircraft systems (H.R. 6620), H8750–H8752 [25SE]

Dept. of Transportation: conduct study of potential impacts of significantly delayed, significantly diminished, or completely failed delivery of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), H3657 [26AP]

——— Essential Air Service program funding, H3593 [26AP], H3719, H3720 [27AP]

——— implement changes to improve air transportation relative to flight delays, cancellations, or misconnections, H3672, H3673 [26AP]

——— pre-disaster mitigation assistance funding, H9036, H9038 [26SE]

——— provide cost-benefit analysis to Congress on changes to baggage reporting requirements, H3657 [26AP]

——— require airlines to create and make available a document outlining air passenger rights when flight diversions occur, H3656 [26AP]

——— review and revise air travel regulations to improve assistance for individuals with disabilities, H3656 [26AP]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making appropriations, H7894–H7896 [6SE]

Drugs: prevent entrance of illicit drugs in the U.S. by international airmail, H3435 [18AP]

Durham, NC: tribute to Airolina Young Aviators Program, E326 [15MR]

Easton, MD: anniversary of Easton/Newman Field Airport, H7094 [24JY]

EPA: prohibit EPA Administrator from booking airline accommodations which are not coach-class accommodations, H1464 [7MR]

FAA: Airport Improvement Program funding, H3597 [26AP]

——— allow airports to apply for grants to construct air traffic control towers, H3649 [26AP]

——— allow airports to use Federal funds to buy generators for airport passenger areas, H3651 [26AP]

——— allow flights to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport from certain California and Texas airports, H3596, H3598 [26AP], E578 [1MY]

——— allow promulgation of rules and regulations relative to recreational drone use, H3648 [26AP]

——— allow regulation of transportation of lithium batteries by air, H3658 [26AP]

——— allow use of State highway specifications for airfield pavement construction and improvement at nonprimary airports, H3669 [26AP]

——— apply medical certification standards to operators of air balloons, H3516 [25AP], H3668 [26AP]

——— authorize use of certain actively tethered public unmanned aircraft systems for public safety purposes, specifically fire engines, E564 [27AP]

——— codify Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integrated Pilot Program, H3649 [26AP]

——— conduct study on alternative ways to sample day-night average sound levels in and around airports, H3657 [26AP]

——— conduct study on diversity of cybersecurity workforce in order to develop recommendations to increase size, quality, and diversity of such workforce, H3683 [26AP]

——— develop global-scale probabilistic convection guidance capability so that aircraft can avoid encounters with convection that causes turbulence, H3681 [26AP]

——— enforce flight safety regulations, H29 [9JA], H1381 [6MR]

——— engage and cooperate with air carriers to identify and facilitate opportunities for air carriers to retrofit aircraft with devices that mitigate noise, including vortex generators, H3681 [26AP]

——— ensure that aircraft transitioning from flight over ocean to flight over land fly at safe altitude and no lower than specific flight operations require, H3663 [26AP]

——— ensure that airports participating in the Disadvantaged Business Enterprise program comply with prompt payment requirements relative to Passenger Facility Charge funded projects, H3669 [26AP]

——— establish an African-American advisory board to develop aviation training, mentorship, education, and outreach programs to African Americans, H7170 [25JY]

——— establish annual performance goals for implementation of Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) and hold officials accountable for meeting such goals, H3643 [26AP]

——— establish pilot program to permit operators of Stage 2 airplanes to conduct operations in medium-hub or non-hub airports, H3658 [26AP]

——— establish pilot program to provide air traffic control services on a preferential basis to aircraft equipped with Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen) technology, H3657 [26AP]

——— establish position of Aviation Consumer Advocate, E568 [27AP]

——— establish prohibitions to prevent the use of unmanned aircraft systems as weapons in the national airspace system, H3661 [26AP], E568 [27AP]

——— establish Task Force of Flight Standards Reform, H3650 [26AP]

——— extend authorizations of Federal aviation programs and extend funding and expenditure authority of Airport and Airway Trust Fund (H.R. 6897), H9060 [26SE]

——— implement regulations to lessen impact of aircraft noise on communities surrounding the Los Angeles International Airport, H3728 [27AP]

——— include Seattle, WA, in study on health impact of aircraft noise on exposed residents, H3650 [26AP]

——— 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, H9037 [26SE]

——— partner with State and local agencies to educate public about dangers of operating unmanned aircraft over areas with temporary flight restrictions due to emergency response efforts, H3656 [26AP]

——— prohibit enforcement of wage rate requirements for contracts under the Davis-Bacon Act, H3664–H3666 [26AP]

——— prohibit use of leaded fuel by aircraft operating within U.S. airspace (H.R. 5421), E384 [29MR]

——— provide for licenses and experimental permits for space support vehicles, H3598 [26AP]

——— provide for licenses and experimental permits for space support vehicles (H.R. 5346), H5770, H5771 [27JN]

——— provide for research and development to advance aviation safety, security, and economic competitiveness, H3596, H3597 [26AP]

——— reauthorize programs, H8905–H9040 [26SE], H9101 [27SE], H9156 [28SE], E1336, E1341 [28SE], E1398 [12OC]

——— reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), H3587, H3590–H3688, H3691 [26AP], H3710–H3726, H3728 [27AP], E561, E564, E568, E570 [27AP], E578 [1MY], E594 [7MY], E731 [24MY]

——— reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), consideration (H. Res. 839), H3513–H3520 [25AP]

——— reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), corrections in engrossment, H3728 [27AP]

——— require consideration of emergency preparedness needs of a community served by an airport when evaluating that airport’s master plan under Airport Improvement Program, H3650 [26AP]

——— require consideration of potential emergency medical needs of pregnant women when evaluating minimum contents of approved aircraft medical kits, H3650 [26AP]

——— require newly-manufactured helicopters be built with crash resistant fuel systems, H3661–H3663 [26AP]

——— require report on commercial airline and passenger safety, including plane age, over-all use, flight hours, metal fatigue, contractor maintenance, and aging airplane inspection rules, H3669 [26AP]

——— require sink or sanitizing equipment in lactation area in commercial service airports, H3650 [26AP]

——— require study and data collection of the air cargo traffic in the Caribbean region, H3677, H3678 [26AP]

——— require study on economic harm caused by excessive aircraft noise on communities and businesses near major airports, H3650 [26AP]

——— require study on relationship between jet aircraft approach and takeoff speeds and corresponding noise impacts on communities surrounding airports, H3651 [26AP]

——— review North Shore Helicopter Route to address noise impact on affected communities, improve altitude enforcement, and assess alternatives including an all water route over the Atlantic Ocean, H3682, H3683 [26AP]

——— revise National Capital Region helicopter flight paths and issue new official helicopter paths at higher altitudes, H3670 [26AP]

——— study economic impact of Temporary Flight Restrictions on local airports, recommend mitigation options, and analyze security procedures to allow limited use of certain airports, H3643, H3669 [26AP]

——— submit report to Congress on possible unmanned aircraft systems operation on spectrum allocated for aviation use, H3656 [26AP]

——— use alternative measurements to current day-night sound level average standard for certain areas under Next Generation Air Transportation System (NextGen), H3597 [26AP]

——— utilize remote detection and identification technologies to identify unmanned aircraft systems not in compliance with Federal aviation laws and report to Congress on number of such aircraft entering restricted airspace, E564 [27AP]

Federal agencies and departments: reduce waste, fraud, and abuse, H5162 [14JN]

Federal employees: prohibit use of Federal funds for travel expenses of any senior political appointee on private aircraft (H.R. 3876), H3518 [25AP]

Fort Wayne, IN: designate National Airmail Museum at Smith Field Airport, H3656 [26AP]

GAO: conduct study on economic impact of proposed reforms to Dept. of Transportation Essential Air Service program on local communities, H3657 [26AP]

——— conduct study on revenue diversion by airports, H3656 [26AP]

——— report on effectiveness of FAA safety incident reporting and enforcement policies, H3650 [26AP]

——— require study on aviation workforce relative to mitigating pilot shortages, H3671 [26AP]

Honor Flight Austin (organization): tribute, H9100 [27SE]

Honor Flight Chicago (organization): tribute, E610 [9MY], E784 [6JN], E1235, E1238 [12SE]

Honor Flight Ephrata (organization): tribute, H4245 [21MY]

Honor Flight Northern Colorado (organization): tribute, E270 [7MR], E814 [8JN], E1360 [2OC]

Honor Flight of Central Oregon (organization): tribute, E789 [7JN]

Honor Flight of Greater Lafayette (organization): tribute, E1411 [16OC]

Honor Flight of Southern Oregon (organization): tribute, E1258 [13SE]

Honor Flight Southern Florida (organization): tribute, H8162 [12SE]

Hurricanes: making supplemental appropriations for disaster relief for those affected by Hurricane Maria, H177 [16JA]

Infrastructure: importance of investment, H1421–H1424 [6MR], H3962–H3964 [15MY], H4235 [18MY], H4590 [23MY], H4788 [6JN], H7816 [4SE]

Infrastructure Week: observance, H3958, H3962 [15MY], H3990 [16MY], H4235 [18MY]

Internal Revenue Code: make technical corrections, H2026 [22MR]

Iraq: tribute to servicemembers killed in helicopter crash, H1711 [20MR], H1758 [22MR]

John F. Kennedy (U.S.S.): anniversary of commissioning, E423 [10AP]

Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ: anniversary of 305th Air Mobility Wing 6th Airlift Squadron, E770 [5JN]

Keesler AFB, MS: tribute to 403d Wing 53d Weather Reconnaissance Squadron ‘‘Hurricane Hunters’’, E935 [27JN]

Lowell, MA: tribute to placement of memorial stone at Centralville Memorial Park in honor of U.S. Army and Naval aviators who died as POWs during atomic bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, E729 [24MY]

Mather, CA: anniversary of Mather Field, E1245 [13SE]

McKelvey, Tasha: Civil Air Patrol Spaatz Award recipient, E257 [5MR]

Mesa, AZ: expansion of Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport, H1106 [13FE]

Mineral Wells, TX: anniversary of Mineral Wells Airport, E647 [15MY]

Mississippi: tribute to Mississippi Dept. of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks Special Response Team for efforts to assist with search and recovery mission after military aircraft crash in Leflore County, MS, E237 [27FE]

National Guard: urge use of Precision Containerized Aerial Delivery System (PCADS) on military aircraft to assist in fighting wildfires, H9096 [27SE]

National Public Safety Aviation Day: designate (H. Res. 991), H7095 [24JY]

National security: conduct a global aviation security review (H.R. 4559), H41–H43 [9JA], E47 [16JA]

——— provide for third-party testing of airport security screening technology (H.R. 4561), H36–H38 [9JA]

Naval Air Station Key West, FL: tribute to servicemembers killed during aviation training exercise, H1750 [21MR]

Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD: anniversary, E372 [26MR]

Navy: AIM–120 delta advanced medium-range air-to-air missile funding, H5794, H5795 [27JN]

Newbauer, Tom: Association of Defense Communities Defense Community Leadership Award recipient, H5293 [20JN]

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD): anniversary, E533 [25AP]

Paschall, John: U.S. Air Force JROTC Flight Academy appointee, E592 [7MY]

Perkins, Margaret: Congressional Gold Medal recipient, E328 [15MR]

Permian Basin Honor Flight (organization): tribute, E632 [11MY]

Peterson AFB, CO: anniversary of Air Force Reserve 302d Airlift Wing, E541 [26AP]

Pilatus Aircraft Ltd.: Jefferson County, CO, Economic Development Corp., Business Recognition Award recipient, E486 [17AP]

Poland: anniversary of airplane crash in Russia that killed Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski and other individuals, E451 [12AP]

Republican Party: national agenda, H3355 [17AP]

Safety: provide air carriers with access to information about applicants to be pilots from the National Driver Register, H3660 [26AP]

Saudi Arabia: condemn Saudi-led coalition bombing of school bus in Yemen, H7865 [5SE], H7881 [6SE]

Savannah, GA: tribute to Puerto Rico Air National Guard members killed in plane crash, H3788 [8MY]

Scott AFB, IL: tribute to 126th Air Refueling Wing Day, H4779 [6JN], E769 [5JN]

SkyWest Airlines: tribute to round-trip service between Plattsburgh, NY, International Airport and Dulles International Airport near Washington, DC, E1172 [24AU]

Southwest Airlines Co.: commend Tammie Jo Bonnell Shults and crew for efforts to safely land aircraft suffering in-flight engine failure and express condolences to family of Jennifer Riordan who died during the flight (H. Res. 837), H3589 [26AP]

Space Coast Honor Flight, Inc.: tribute, E1387 [9OC]

Space policy: require study on funding options for potential spaceport and infrastructure, H3680 [26AP]

Syracuse, NY: anniversary of Syracuse Hancock International Airport Gregory J. Harris Military Courtesy Room, E1095 [26JY]

Terrorism: anniversary of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, H7880, H7881 [6SE], H8113, H8115–H8117, H8137–H8139 [12SE], H8256 [13SE], E1230 [12SE]

Transportation: allow certain persons to own and control an air carrier providing air transportation or intrastate air transportation, H9040 [26SE]

Transportation Security Administration: ensure only travelers who are members of a trusted traveler program use security screening lanes designated for trusted travelers (H.R. 6265), H7807–H7809 [4SE]

——— establish National Deployment Office (H.R. 6461), H7809, H7810 [4SE], E1204 [5SE]

——— require Federal Air Marshal Service to utilize risk-based strategies (H.R. 4467), H1671–H1673 [19MR]

——— require strategy to diversify the technology stakeholder marketplace relative to acquisition of security screening technologies (H.R. 6459), H7789–H7791 [4SE]

——— require testing and evaluation of advanced screening technologies (H.R. 5730), H5627–H5629 [25JN]

——— strengthen air cargo security (H.R. 4176), H1663–H1665 [19MR]

Traverse City, MI: tribute to Cherry Capital Airport K-9, Piper, E53 [17JA]

Troy, AL: unveiling of Tuskegee Army Air Field Hangar Historical Marker, E181 [14FE]

Turkey: limit transfer of F–35 aircraft, H5274 [19JN]

Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building, New York, NY: designate (H.R. 4406), H1348, H1349 [5MR]

Tyndall AFB, FL: accelerate modernization of F–22 fighter training wing, H4590 [23MY]

University of California, Santa Cruz: tribute to rocket team, H3196 [12AP]

Wichita, KS: tribute to business and education partnerships to train workers for aerospace industry jobs, H3965 [15MY]

Women: create opportunities in the aviation industry, H3596 [26AP]

Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP): anniversary, H4698 [24MY]

World War II: anniversary of shooting down of B–17 Flying Fortress over Normandy, France, E900 [22JN]

Remarks in Senate

Air Force: request to extend moratorium on oil-related activities in the Gulf of Mexico to prevent interference with training and testing operations, S5602 [15AU]

Allentown, PA: anniversary of Queen City Airport, S5579 [1AU]

Always Free Honor Flight (organization): tribute, S2830 [22MY]

Armed Forces: authorize use in Syria, S2314 [19AP]

Congress: accomplishments of the 115th Congress, S3283 [7JN]

Dept. of Agriculture: release condition that certain lands conveyed to Old Town, ME, be used for a municipal airport (H.R. 1177), S1615 [8MR]

Dept. of Defense: prohibit refueling of Saudi Arabia-led coalition planes, S3966 [18JN]

Dept. of Homeland Security: assist in preventing emerging threats from unmanned aircraft and vehicles, S6464, S6466, S6490 [3OC]

——— provide oversight of border zone in which Federal agents may conduct vehicle checkpoints and stops and enter private land without a warrant (S. 3162), S4738 [28JN]

Dept. of Transportation: improve Essential Air Service program, S6490 [3OC]

——— modify regulation relative to policies of air carriers on denied boarding, S6538 [4OC]

——— prohibit air carriers from imposing fees that are not reasonable and proportional to the costs incurred by the air carriers for services provided, S6297 [25SE], S6429 [2OC], S6490 [3OC], S6538 [4OC]

——— prohibit certain cell phone voice communications during passenger flights, S6468 [3OC]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and related agencies: making appropriations, S5227, S5230–S5237, S5240, S5241 [24JY], S5315–S5317, S5327, S5336, S5338, S5339 [25JY], S5394 [26JY], S5527–S5531, S5533–S5539 [1AU], S6045 [6SE]

——— making appropriations (S. 3023), S3395 [11JN], S6203 [18SE]

FAA: Airport Improvement Program funding, S6463 [3OC]

——— allow airports the option of using fluorine-free foam for combating fires, S6430 [2OC]

——— assist aviation-impacted communities in mitigating the noise burden that they face and increase engagement and responsiveness to communities, S6538 [4OC]

——— establish an aviation maintenance workforce development pilot program, S6538 [4OC]

——— extend authorizations of Federal aviation programs and extend funding and expenditure authority of Airport and Airway Trust Fund (H.R. 6897), S6390 [28SE]

——— modernize training programs at aviation maintenance technician schools, S6538 [4OC]

——— reauthorize programs, S6297 [25SE], S6398 [28SE], S6427–S6432, S6434 [2OC], S6456, S6462–S6470, S6489, S6490 [3OC], S6538 [4OC], S6779, S6780, S6788 [11OC]

——— reauthorize programs (H.R. 4), S2528 [7MY], S2554 [8MY]

——— require newly-manufactured helicopters be built with crash resistant fuel systems, S6466 [3OC]

——— unmanned aircraft systems testing and spectrum development funding, S6464 [3OC]

Honor Flight Bluegrass Chapter (organization): tribute, S3003 [6JN], S4459 [27JN]

Honor Flight Huntington (organization): tribute, S6137 [12SE]

Honor Flight Northern Colorado (organization): tribute, S1836 [20MR], S4964 [16JY]

Hurricanes: provide additional disaster recovery assistance for Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands in response to Hurricanes Irma and Maria (S. 2165), S30 [4JA]

Midwest Honor Flight (organization): tribute, S2641 [14MY]

Mississippi: anniversary of military transport plane crash, S4943 [12JY]

Montana: designate a mountain ridge as ‘‘B–47 Ridge’’ in honor of servicemen killed in an Air Force training mission crash on such ridge (S. 3035), S3295 [7JN]

National Airborne Day: designate (S. Res. 608), S5701 [16AU]

National security: military readiness of U.S. forces, S87 [9JA], S328 [19JA], S379 [20JA]

North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD): anniversary (S. Res. 475), S2283 [18AP]

Russia: address Russian Air Force violation of de-escalation zone in southwestern Syria, S4706 [28JN]

South Georgia-Moody AFB, GA: inclusion in Association of Defense Communities Great American Defense Communities list, S1313 [1MR]

Tamarack Aerospace Group, Inc.: tribute, S346 [19JA]

Terrorism: anniversary of September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks, S6121 [12SE]

Turkey: limit transfer of F–35 aircraft, S3898, S3900 [13JN], S4330 [21JN]

——— limit transfer of F–35 aircraft (S. 2781), S2606 [10MY]

Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building, New York, NY: designate (H.R. 4406), S4807, S4808 [28JN]

World War II: anniversary of shooting down of B–17 Flying Fortress over Normandy, France, S4726 [28JN]

Reports filed

Berlin Airlift Anniversary: Committee on Foreign Relations (Senate) (S. Res. 634), S6413 [1OC]

Border Security for America Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 3548) (H. Rept. 115–505), H131 [10JA]

Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act: Committee on Science, Space, and Technology (House) (H.R. 5346) (H. Rept. 115–789), H5814 [27JN]

Consideration of H.R. 4, FAA Programs Reauthorization and FEMA Provision of Disaster and Mitigation Assistance Improvement: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 839) (H. Rept. 115–650), H3505 [24AP]

Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations: Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 6776) (H. Rept. 115–948), H8169 [12SE]

——— Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 3109) (S. Rept. 115–283), S4343 [21JN]

Depts. of Transportation and HUD and Related Agencies Appropriations: Committee on Appropriations (House) (H.R. 6072) (H. Rept. 115–750), H5092 [12JN]

——— Committee on Appropriations (Senate) (S. 3023) (S. Rept. 115–268), S3292 [7JN]

DHS Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 6438) (H. Rept. 115–908), H7775 [28AU]

FAA Appropriations: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 1405) (S. Rept. 115–243), S2594 [9MY]

Global Aviation System Security Reform Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (H.R. 4559), S6141 [12SE]

——— Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 4559) (H. Rept. 115–497), H81 [9JA]

Interstate Transport Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 1092) (S. Rept. 115–327), S5954 [27AU]

NTSB Appropriations: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 2202) (S. Rept. 115–293), S4874 [10JY]

PreCheck Is PreCheck Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 6265) (H. Rept. 115–912), H7823 [4SE]

Preventing Emerging Threats Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (S. 2836) (S. Rept. 115–332), S6028 [4SE]

Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 6620) (H. Rept. 115–960), H8882 [25SE]

Recognize Historical Significance of Roberto Clemente’s Place of Death Near Loiza, PR, by Adding It to the National Register of Historic Places: Committee on Natural Resources (House) (H. Res. 792) (H. Rept. 115–988), H9430 [12OC]

Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 4581) (S. Rept. 115–334), S6028 [4SE]

——— Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 4581) (H. Rept. 115–493), H81 [9JA]

Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 5766) (H. Rept. 115–778), H5580 [22JN]

Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for Our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 4561) (H. Rept. 115–498), H81 [9JA]

Strengthening Aviation Security Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (H.R. 4467), S6141 [12SE]

——— Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 4176) (H. Rept. 115–605), H1697 [19MR]

——— Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 4467) (H. Rept. 115–608), H1697 [19MR]

Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 5730) (H. Rept. 115–776), H5580 [22JN]

TSA LEAP Pay Reform Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 1896), S6438 [2OC]

TSA Modernization Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 1872) (S. Rept. 115–266), S3034 [6JN]

TSA National Deployment Force Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 6461) (H. Rept. 115–917), H7823 [4SE]

TSA Opportunities To Pursue Expanded Networks (TSA OPEN) for Business Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 6459) (H. Rept. 115–916), H7823 [4SE]

Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building, New York, NY: Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs (Senate) (H.R. 4406), S3951 [14JN]

Statements

Require Newly-Manufactured Helicopters Be Built With Crash Resistant Fuel Systems: Helicopter Association International, H3662 [26AP]

Texts of

H. Res. 839, consideration of H.R. 4, FAA programs reauthorization and FEMA provision of disaster and mitigation assistance improvement, H3513 [25AP]

H. Res. 1010, acknowledge Air Force readiness challenges due to aging aircraft and depleted personnel and call for regular and sufficient funding to address procurement, maintenance, and staffing shortfalls, H7647 [25JY]

H. Res. 1082, concur in Senate amendment to H.R. 302, FAA programs reauthorization, H8905–H9034 [26SE]

H.R. 4, FAA programs reauthorization and FEMA improved provision of disaster and mitigation assistance, H3598–H3636 [26AP]

H.R. 4176, Air Cargo Security Improvement Act, H1663 [19MR]

H.R. 4406, Tuskegee Airmen Post Office Building, New York, NY, H1348 [5MR]

H.R. 4467, Strengthening Aviation Security Act, H1671 [19MR]

H.R. 4559, Global Aviation System Security Reform Act, H41 [9JA]

H.R. 4561, Security Assessment Feasibility for Equipment Testing and Evaluation of Capabilities for Our Homeland (SAFE TECH) Act, H36 [9JA]

H.R. 4581, Screening and Vetting Passenger Exchange Act, H49 [9JA]

H.R. 5346, Commercial Space Support Vehicle Act, H5770 [27JN]

H.R. 5730, Transportation Security Technology Innovation Reform Act, H5627 [25JN]

H.R. 5766, Securing Public Areas of Transportation Facilities Act, H5629 [25JN]

H.R. 6265, PreCheck Is PreCheck Act, H7807 [4SE]

H.R. 6438, DHS Countering Unmanned Aircraft Systems Coordinator Act, H7810 [4SE]

H.R. 6459, TSA Opportunities To Pursue Expanded Networks (TSA OPEN) for Business Act, H7789 [4SE]

H.R. 6461, TSA National Deployment Force Act, H7809 [4SE]

H.R. 6620, Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act, H8750 [25SE]

H.R. 6897, Airport and Airway Extension Act, Part II, H9060 [26SE]

S. Con. Res. 39, Lockheed Martin Corp. Advanced Development Programs (Skunk Works) anniversary, S3606 [11JN]

S. Res. 475, North American Aerospace Defense Command (NORAD) anniversary, S2267 [18AP]

S. Res. 608, National Airborne Day, S5695 [16AU]

S. Res. 634, Berlin Airlift anniversary, S6233 [18SE]

S. Res. 663, first delivery of Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to the Army anniversary, S6414 [1OC]