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Representative Darin LaHood

Representing the 18th District of Illinois

LaHood Statement on the Passage of the FAA Reauthorization Act

April 27, 2018
Press Release

Washington, DC — Representative Darin LaHood issued the following statement regarding the passage of H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018:

“After several extensions, I am proud that the House passed the first long-term FAA reauthorization since 2012. This bi-partisan legislation is a win for aviators and air traffic controllers, as well as both small and large airports, strengthening our nation’s aviation infrastructure and cutting unnecessary government red tape. The legislation also included needed bipartisan reforms to FEMA’s funding formula to ensure we are able to aid communities struck by catastrophes, much like Washington, Illinois, which was hit by an EF4 tornado in 2013. I urge the Senate to take up this bill and pass it quickly so that we can keep American aviation safe and reliable for all.”

H.R. 4, the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, passed the House of Representatives earlier today with a strong bi-partisan vote of 393-13.