Sen. Moran Spearheads Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 for Aviation Industry Stability

By Trish Svoboda

On May 1, U.S. Senator Jerry Moran, who serves as the leading member of the Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation, addressed the Senate Floor about a bipartisan agreement across both chambers for a long-term reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).

The FAA Reauthorization Act of 2024 was put forward by Sen. Moran along with the heads of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Sens. Maria Cantwell, Ted Cruz, and Tammy Duckworth.

Sen. Moran has voiced concerns about the repeated short-term extensions affecting the aviation industry. He urges Congress to ensure the current FAA extension is the last and emphasizes the need to have the necessary resources for the U.S. to maintain its leadership in aviation. He believes a long-term reauthorization from Congress can provide stability. The proposed bill aims to enhance safety, expand the workforce, invest in infrastructure, and advance innovative solutions. It also seeks to improve passenger experience and ensure a robust general aviation sector.

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