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House Passes FAA Reauthorization, Sending Bill to Biden

The House on Wednesday passed a $105 billion bill reauthorizing the Federal Aviation Administration for the next five years, ahead of a Friday deadline (CNN).

What’s going on: The NAM-supported bipartisan legislation—which the Senate passed last week and now goes to President Biden for his signature—sets the agency’s priorities and includes $738 million in funding for the National Transportation Safety Board.

A contentious issue: “One flashpoint centered on a provision to add longer-distance flights at Reagan National Airport, just outside of Washington, D.C. A group of Washington-area Democratic senators pressed to strip the provision from the package, though the chamber didn’t ultimately move to do so.”

What else is in it: The bill contains provisions to streamline permitting, simplifying the environmental review process and expanding the categories of exempt projects.

  • The NAM continues to champion such proposals that promise to accelerate infrastructure project delivery.

The final say: “The NAM commends policymakers’ continued bipartisanship on transportation and infrastructure issues, and we will keep working to ensure that manufacturers move forward,” said NAM Director of Transportation, Infrastructure and Labor Policy Max Hyman.

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