FAA Reauthorization Bill Includes Noise and Other Important Provisions Advocated for by Rep. SmithWASHINGTON, D.C. – The House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure (T&I) recently advanced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, which includes Representative Adam Smith’s legislation, the Protecting Airport Communities from Particle Emissions Act, important aviation noise provisions, and a provision to protect North SeaTac Park in Washington’s Ninth District.
Earlier this year, Rep. Smith shared his priorities for the FAA reauthorization with the House T&I Committee. In his testimony, he pushed for policies to more effectively address the environmental, health, and quality of life concerns of aviation impacted communities.
Local leaders are celebrating the announcement as an important step forward in the efforts to understand and address the impacts of aviation noise and pollution and enhance community engagement between the FAA and residents in aviation-impacted communities.
See below for statements of support from local leaders, organizations, and governments.
Read the statement Rep. Smith released after the House T&I Committee advanced the FAA reauthorization bill here.
More information about Rep. Smith’s testimony to the House T&I Committee can be found here. The full testimony can be read here.
Passage of the FAA reauthorization bill in the House T&I Committee is just one step in the process to advance the bill to the House floor for consideration. Following passage in the House, differences must be reconciled with the Senate’s FAA reauthorization bill.