McConnell Urges Senate to Support American Jobs, Pass Bipartisan FAA Bill
‘The FAA Reauthorization Act has been a bipartisan effort from the start. Let’s keep working together in the same spirit today.’
WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell made the following remarks on the Senate floor today regarding the Senate’s action to advance the bipartisan Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act:
“I was glad to see Senators in both parties vote to advance the FAA Reauthorization Act yesterday. We’ll now continue our work to pass this bipartisan legislation that will support American jobs.
“It will also enhance safety and security measures, to help protect travelers in our airports and the skies. It will look out for consumers’ interests by providing more information on things like seat availability and baggage fees. And it will maintain rural access and promote American manufacturing too.
“That’s what the FAA bill before us will do, here’s what it won’t do: Raise taxes or fees on airline passengers or enact heavy-handed regulations that could diminish choices or services for travelers.
“I appreciate the diligent work of Chairman Thune and Senator Ayotte, the Chair of the committee’s aviation panel, as well as that of their Democratic counterparts Senators Nelson and Cantwell.
“The FAA Reauthorization Act has been a bipartisan effort from the start. Let’s keep working together in the same spirit today. I urge colleagues to work with the bill managers to process amendments if they have them.”