Rep. Espaillat On House Passage Of The Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization And More

Today, Representative Adriano Espaillat released the following statement on passage and inclusion of his Amendment No. 43 to the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization.

Rep. Espaillats amendment states that no later than one year after the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study that examines the ground transportation options at the nation’s 10 busiest airports in order to understand the impact of new and emerging transportation options for travelers to get into and out of airports, including the fees charged to ground transportation providers for airport access.

“We live in a globally connected society and our infrastructure and transportation systems should be accessible, reliable and secure. This amendment ensures that the nation’s busiest airports are capable to meet the growing demands of travel operations around the country to ensure the safety, reliability, and affordability for customers,” said Rep. Espaillat (NY-13).

The House passed the 5-year reauthorization of the FAA bill, which will now move to the Senate for consideration. In addition to this amendment, Rep. Espaillat also offered four amendments, which Republicans in the Rules Committee did not allow to move forward; these would have included legislation to standardize the treatment of animals aboard airplanes and to implement mandatory animal welfare training for employees; the establishment of a program to assist bollard installation projects within 25 miles of airports; and a requirement that airport lactation areas include storage for expressed breast milk.

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