About the bill
Aviation reform bill would privatize air traffic control
A new bill, which may be Congress’s biggest reform to the aviation and airline industry since 1978, would privatize much of the industry including air traffic control.
H.R. 4441 -- the Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act -- was introduced last month by Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA9), chair of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee. The bill’s most controversial provision would remove the approximately 30,000 air traffic controllers from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) control to a private not-for-profit organization.
What supporters say
Proponents contend that the move would save taxpayer money and remove an often-ineffective and cumbersome federal bureaucracy. They also note that similar plans have worked fairly well elsewhere, such as one from our neighbor to the north called Nav …
Sponsor and status
Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. Republican.
Last Updated: Feb 3, 2016
Length: 273 pages
114th Congress (2015–2017)
This bill was introduced on February 11, 2016, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.
Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).
5 Cosponsors (5 Republicans)
What legislators are saying
Feb 3, 2016
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Feb 11, 2016
A committee has voted to issue a report to the full chamber recommending that the bill be considered further. Only about 1 in 4 bills are reported out of committee.
H.R. 4441 (114th) was a bill in the United States Congress.
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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4441. This is the one from the 114th Congress.
This bill was introduced in the 114th Congress, which met from Jan 6, 2015 to Jan 3, 2017. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.
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