AVIATION

AVIATION

Amendments

Diseases and disorders: provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic (S. 3548), S1876 [20MR], S1891 [21MR]

Transportation Security Administration: enhance security operations and stabilize security workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), H1509, H1510, H1511, H1512, H1513, H1514, H1518 [5MR]

——— enhance security operations and stabilize workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), consideration (H. Res. 877), H1483 [4MR]

Articles and editorials

Trump’s Travel Ban, Aimed at Terrorists, Has Blocked Doctors, H1609 [11MR]

Bills and resolutions

Air Force: improve transparency of budget (see H.R. 6229), H1668 [12MR]

Airlines: improve accessibility of airline information and entertainment programming provided by air carriers on passenger flights (see S. 3473), S1740 [12MR]

Andrews, Frank M.: authorize posthumous honorary promotion to Army general (see S. 3396), S1597 [5MR] (see H.R. 6961), H2275 [22MY]

Appropriations: require entities receiving Federal funding certify funds will not be used to purchase drones manufactured in China (see S. 3836), S2586 [21MY]

BLM: study effects of drone incursions on wildfire suppression (see S. 3413), S1597 [5MR]

Business and industry: establish private-public partnership to preserve jobs in aviation manufacturing industry impacted by coronavirus emergency (see S. 3705), S2421 [13MY]

Consumers: ensure that an individual who has purchased an airline ticket through an air carrier or a third-party is reimbursed during covered emergency period (see H.R. 6523), H1892 [17AP] (see H.R. 6566), H1898 [21AP]

——— provide for cash refunds for canceled airline flights and tickets during coronavirus emergency (see S. 3727), S2422 [13MY] (see H.R. 6965), H2275 [22MY]

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: clarify certain provisions (see S. 3789), S2552 [20MY]

Corps of Engineers: convey certain property to Massac-Metropolis Port District in Illinois (see H.R. 6730), H1978 [5MY]

Dept. of Defense: enter into agreement with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study and report on incidence of cancer diagnosis and mortality among pilots in the Armed Forces (see H.R. 5858), H1123 [12FE]

——— require recommendation of a minimum number of bomber aircraft (see S. 3870), S2696 [3JN]

——— study impact that expansion of wilderness designations in Western U.S. would have on Armed Forces readiness relative to aviation training (see H.R. 5714), H712 [29JA]

——— support A–10 Thunderbolt II attack aircraft, also known as the Warthog, A–10C or OA–10C, program (see H. Res. 879), H1437 [2MR]

Dept. of Homeland Security: exempt certain travelers from certain REAL ID Act requirements for purposes of boarding a federally regulated commercial aircraft (see H.R. 5827), H1016 [10FE]

——— extend deadline for requirement that State-issued identification must be compliant with REAL ID Act (see S. 3504), S1779 [17MR] (see H.R. 6372), H1716 [23MR] (see H.R. 6404), H1728 [26MR]

Dept. of State: reimburse citizens and waive promissory notes for costs of commercial flights arranged to evacuate them from foreign countries due to coronavirus pandemic (see S. 3786), S2552 [20MY]

Dept. of Transportation: carry out public service campaigns which promote transportation career opportunities and improve diversity in the workforce (see S. 3303), S1074 [13FE]

——— enter into an agreement with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study climate change mitigation efforts relative to civil aviation and aerospace industries (see H.R. 5977), H1224 [26FE]

——— facilitate use of performance-based standards (see H.R. 5571), H148 [9JA]

——— permit use of incentive payments to expedite certain federally financed airport development projects (see S. 3958), S2973 [15JN] (see H.R. 5912), H1160 [14FE]

——— prohibit funds made available under airport improvement program from being provided to entities that have violated intellectual property rights of U.S. entities (see H.R. 6917), H2260 [15MY]

Diseases and disorders: commend people in the U.S. who are carrying out essential tasks during the unprecedented time of crisis created by coronavirus (see H. Res. 927), H1894 [17AP]

——— provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic (see S. 3548), S1833 [19MR] (see H.R. 6379), H1716 [23MR]

Education: create paid aerospace policy fellowship roles for graduate and post-graduate students in Congress, the FAA, and other Federal agencies (see S. 3192), S193 [14JA]

EPA: promulgate regulations establishing standards for emissions of greenhouse gases from aircraft (see H.R. 6606), H1956 [23AP]

FAA: amend regulations on day-night average sound levels (see H.R. 5874), H1124 [12FE]

——— assist aviation-impacted communities in mitigating the noise burden that they face and increase engagement and responsiveness to communities (see H.R. 6038), H1423 [28FE]

——— ensure safety of air passengers and the public by authorizing States to implement reasonable guidelines and restrictions on passenger air travel during a public health emergency (see H.R. 7128), H2376 [8JN]

——— establish task force on pilot manual reform (see H.R. 6063), H1470 [3MR]

——— improve aircraft certification process (see S. 3866), S2649 [2JN]

——— reform aircraft certification process (see S. 3969), S3012 [16JN]

——— reform safety requirements for commercial air tour operators (see S. 3967), S3012 [16JN]

——— require cargo aircraft to be equipped with cockpit doors that meet certain safety requirements (see H.R. 6190), H1660 [11MR]

——— require certain helicopters to be equipped with safety technologies (see S. 3946), S2932 [11JN] (see H.R. 7182), H2388 [11JN]

——— review safety delegation program, prohibit FAA and industry safety employees from having performance standards based on aircraft delivery or certification, and bolster whistleblower incentives and protections (see S. 3337), S1155 [25FE]

Federal agencies and departments: prevent agencies from using unmanned aerial vehicles (drones) to conduct surveillance of U.S. citizens (see H.R. 6895), H2259 [15MY]

Federal aid programs: require air carriers receiving certain Federal loans to limit compensation paid to each executive to the amount of such executive’s 2019 salary until such loans are repaid (see H.R. 6479), H1882 [10AP]

Federal employees: provide hazardous duty pay for employees who may be exposed to coronavirus (see H.R. 6655), H1970 [1MY]

Flags: designate Freedom Flag as official symbol to honor and remember victims and emergency responders who died during 9/11 terrorist attacks (see H.R. 7183), H2388 [11JN]

Foreign countries: provide assistance for foreign civil aviation authorities (see S. 3959), S2973 [15JN]

Health: require commercial airlines to provide cash reimbursements and authorize Dept. of State to waive or reimburse travel expenses for U.S. citizens evacuated from a foreign country due to coronavirus travel restrictions (see S. 3598), S2215 [4MY]

Iran: condemn actions and support protesters, their demands for accountability, and their desire for Iran to respect freedom and human rights (see H. Res. 791), H207 [13JA]

Lander County, NV: provide for conveyance of certain Federal land (see S. 3465), S1740 [12MR]

NASA: authorize programs (see H.R. 5666), H536 [24JA]

National Center for the Advancement of Aviation: establish (see S. 3360), S1219 [27FE]

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Commissioned Officer Corps Act: reauthorize (see S. 3930), S2878 [10JN]

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp.: compute actuarial value of monthly benefits in the form of a life annuity for airline pilots who are required to retire at 60 (see H.R. 5819), H976 [7FE]

Safety: make it unlawful for any air carrier to operate certain helicopters without a flight data recorder and cockpit voice recorder (see H.R. 5974), H1224 [26FE]

Taxation: provide bonus depreciation for certain space launch expenditures (see S. 3875), S2696 [3JN] (see H.R. 6783), H1984 [8MY]

Transportation: require joint task force on operation of air travel during and after coronavirus pandemic (see S. 3681), S2342 [11MY] (see H.R. 7177), H2388 [11JN]

Transportation Security Administration: authorize and modernize registered traveler program (see S. 3730), S2422 [13MY]

——— enhance security operations and stabilize workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), consideration (see H. Res. 877), H1437 [2MR]

——— improve understanding and clarity of policies (see H.R. 5670), H536 [24JA]

Vietnamese Conflict: award Congressional Gold Medal to Army Dust Off crews (see S. 3748), S2451 [14MY]

Women of the Aviation Workforce Week: designate (see S. Res. 534), S1598 [5MR]

Letters

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: Representative Jackson Lee, H1836 [27MR]

Motions

Transportation Security Administration: enhance security operations and stabilize security workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), H1517 [5MR]

Remarks in House

Alabama: Tuskegee Airmen Day observance, E261 [4MR]

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, H736 [30JA]

Buffalo, NY: anniversary of Continental Connection commuter plane crash, H1022 [11FE], H1475 [4MR]

Calabasas, CA: express condolences to friends and families of victims of helicopter crash, E101 [29JA]

Dept. of Defense: enter into agreement with National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine to study and report on incidence of cancer diagnosis and mortality among pilots in the Armed Forces (H.R. 5858), H1056 [12FE]

——— study impact that expansion of wilderness designations in Western U.S. would have on Armed Forces readiness relative to aviation training, H1102 [12FE]

Dept. of Homeland Security: prepare a terrorism threat assessment relative to unmanned aircraft systems (H.R. 4432), H993 [10FE], E168 [11FE], E196 [21FE]

——— prohibit from operating or procuring foreign-made unmanned aircraft systems (H.R. 4753), H994 [10FE]

Diseases and disorders: provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic, H1732–H1864 [27MR], H1867 [31MR], H1909, H1918–H1952 [23AP], H2287, H2289 [27MY], H2326, H2346, H2347 [28MY], E337, E338, E339–E341, E342, E343, E344, E345, E346, E347 [31MR], E349, E350 [3AP], E352, E354, E355 [7AP], E357, E360 [10AP], E387, E390 [23AP], E394 [24AP], E447 [15MY], E485 [27MY]

——— provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic (H.R. 6379), H1863 [27MR]

FAA: amend regulations on day-night average sound levels (H.R. 5874), E175 [12FE]

——— enforce flight safety regulations, H1022 [11FE], H1475 [4MR]

——— require cargo aircraft to be equipped with cockpit doors that meet certain safety requirements (H.R. 6190), E295 [11MR]

GAO: conduct study on Transportation Security Administration pay rates for employees working in Alaska, Hawaii, and the territories with those working in the contiguous U.S., H1510 [5MR]

——— conduct study on Transportation Security Administration recruitment efforts, specifically efforts to recruit veterans and military spouses, including recommendations for improvements, H1510, H1511 [5MR]

Grassey, Paul: French Legion of Honor Medal of Chevalier recipient, H980 [10FE]

House of Representatives: moment of silence for victims of helicopter crash in Calabasas, CA, H607 [28JA]

Infrastructure: importance of investment, H1183 [25FE], H1290 [28FE]

Iran: condemn actions and support protesters, their demands for accountability, and their desire for Iran to respect freedom and human rights, H214 [14JA], H275 [15JA]

——— condemn actions and support protesters, their demands for accountability, and their desire for Iran to respect freedom and human rights (H. Res. 791), H215, H218, H219 [14JA], H241 [15JA]

Ivy Tech Community College: tribute to flight program, H1594 [11MR]

Lexington, KY: anniversary of Aviation Museum of Kentucky, E376 [21AP]

Mission Aviation Fellowship (organization): anniversary, E458 [15MY]

NASA: tribute to Artemis program, H1666 [12MR]

Poland: anniversary of airplane crash in Russia that killed Poland’s President Lech Kaczynski and other individuals, E388 [23AP]

Taxation: provide bonus depreciation for certain space launch expenditures (H.R. 6783), E434 [8MY]

Transportation Security Administration: codify ban on employees using or installing the TikTok video app or any successor application on U.S. Government-issued mobile devices, H1513, H1514 [5MR]

——— consult entities associated with Federal Air Marshal Service to address concerns relative to mental health, suicide, morale, and recruitment, H1512 [5MR]

——— enhance security operations and stabilize security workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), H1485–H1489 [4MR], H1508–H1519 [5MR], E271 [5MR]

——— enhance security operations and stabilize security workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), motion to recommit, H1517 [5MR]

——— enhance security operations and stabilize workforce by applying a unified personnel system to employees responsible for screening passengers and property (H.R. 1140), consideration (H. Res. 877), H1477–H1484 [4MR]

——— 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 (H.R. 1171), H1486 [4MR]

——— ensure employees are provided proper guidance and appropriate resources relative to prevention and protections against coronavirus, H1514 [5MR]

——— ensure unified personnel system does not endanger existing laws relative to terrorism, harboring or concealing terrorists, or providing material support to terrorists, H1510 [5MR]

——— prioritize hiring of veterans and related preference eligible individuals, including disabled veterans and widows or widowers of veterans, for positions, H1513 [5MR]

——— prohibit hiring candidates with a history of sexual misconduct, offenses involving minors, or terrorism, H1517 [5MR]

——— recognize importance of employees and ensure they are provided with same workplace protections and benefits as all Federal employees, H1511, H1512 [5MR]

Turkey: tribute to shipment of medical supplies to the U.S. to combat coronavirus pandemic, E482 [26MY], E517 [4JN]

Wilderness areas: ensure that military aircraft overflights, units of special air space, and flight training routes are allowed over certain lands, H1096 [12FE]

Remarks in Senate

Alabama: Tuskegee Airmen Day observance, S1592 [5MR]

Aulbech, Jeff: National Air Traffic Controllers Association Archie League Medal of Safety Award recipient, S433 [21JA]

Cóspito, Neil: National Air Traffic Controllers Association Archie League Medal of Safety Award recipient, S433 [21JA]

Diseases and disorders: provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic, S1877 [20MR], S1879–S1889 [21MR], S1893–S1914 [22MR], S1919–S1969 [23MR], S1975–S2008 [24MR], S2021–S2061 [25MR], S2167–S2170 [9AP], S2173 [16AP], S2175 [20AP], S2177–S2187 [21AP], S2195–S2202, S2204 [4MY], S2225–S2239 [5MY], S2258–S2275, S2277–S2285 [6MY], S2299–S2309, S2313–S2316 [7MY], S2331–S2334 [11MY], S2357–S2366 [12MY], S2387–S2396, S2406–S2409 [13MY], S2431–S2435, S2446, S2448 [14MY], S2469–S2474, S2477 [18MY], S2483, S2493–S2500 [19MY], S2511, S2513–S2518, S2523, S2526–S2528, S2533–S2537, S2539, S2543–S2547 [20MY], S2564–S2569, S2573, S2577 [21MY], S2640 [2JN], S2676–S2679 [3JN], S2703, S2704, S2708, S2712 [4JN], S2841, S2842, S2858, S2859 [10JN], S2983–S2985 [16JN]

——— provide emergency assistance and health care response for individuals, families, and businesses affected by coronavirus pandemic (S. 3548), S1817–S1825, S1828–S1832, S1860 [19MR], S1862–S1872 [20MR]

FAA: require certain helicopters to be equipped with safety technologies (S. 3946), S2935 [11JN]

Iran: condemn actions and support protesters, their demands for accountability, and their desire for Iran to respect freedom and human rights, S177 [14JA]

Jacobson, Michael: National Air Traffic Controllers Association Archie League Medal of Safety Award recipient, S433 [21JA]

McGee, Charles E.: authorize honorary promotion to brigadier general in the Air Force, S1592 [5MR]

Mission Aviation Fellowship (organization): anniversary, S2286 [6MY]

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. 490), S1045 [12FE]

Reports

Final Findings and Recommendations—Blue Ribbon Panel for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA): ICF Incorporated, Inc., H1480 [4MR]

TSA Needs To Improve Efforts To Retain, Hire, and Train Its Transportation Security Officers (excerpt): Dept. of Homeland Security Office of Inspector General, H1478 [4MR]

Reports filed

Consideration of H.R. 1140, Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act: Committee on Rules (House) (H. Res. 877) (H. Rept. 116–411), H1437 [2MR]

Friendly Airports for Mothers Improvement Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 2638) (S. Rept. 116–232), S2878 [10JN]

Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act: Committee on Homeland Security (House) (H.R. 1140) (H. Rept. 116–398), H1168 [21FE], H1224 [26FE]

War Risk Insurance Extension Act: Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (Senate) (S. 2964) (S. Rept. 116–219), S1255 [2MR]

Statements

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act: President Trump, H1914 [23AP]

Texts of

H. Res. 877, consideration of H.R. 1140, Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act, H1477 [4MR]

H. Res. 911, consideration of Senate amendment to H.R. 748, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H1731 [27MR]

H.R. 748, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, H1732–H1818 [27MR]

H.R. 1140, Rights for Transportation Security Officers Act, H1509 [5MR]

H.R. 4432, Protecting Critical Infrastructure Against Drones and Emerging Threats Act, H993 [10FE]

H.R. 4753, Drone Origin Security Enhancement Act, H994 [10FE]

S. 490, B–47 Ridge Designation Act, S1045 [12FE], S1120 [24FE]

S. 3548, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, S1834–S1859 [19MR]

S. Res. 534, Women of the Aviation Workforce Week, S1602 [5MR]