WASHINGTON, DC – Today, with the support of Congressman David Rouzer, the House of Representatives passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4) – a five year, bipartisan reauthorization bill to provide long-term stability for the nation’s aviation community, bolster investment in airports across the country, improve America’s competitiveness, strengthen passenger protections, and ensure our aviation system is the safest in the world.
“The aviation industry supports 11.3 million jobs and generates $1.5 trillion in economic activity. House passage of this bill is the latest in our ongoing efforts to strengthen and modernize our country’s infrastructure, a key component to growing our economy and creating jobs. More than 47 million passengers fly to and from North Carolina each year, and the FAA Reauthorization Act is critical to airports of all sizes, such as Wilmington International Airport, Clinton-Sampson County Airport, Goldsboro-Wayne Municipal Airport, Johnston County Airport, Columbus County Municipal Airport, Duplin County Airport, and Cape Fear Regional Jetport among many, many more throughout the state.”
The FAA Reauthorization Act eliminates red tape so that manufacturers are better able to innovate and compete in the global market, upgrades airport infrastructure systems to enhance flight experience, and makes improvements to federal disaster relief programs so that our communities are better prepared for, and can recover quicker from, hurricanes and other natural disasters.