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H.R. 4 (115th): FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018

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Source: Republican Policy Committee

H.R. 4 reauthorizes the Federal Aviation Administration for five years.

Title I removes obsolete restrictions on the Passenger Facility Charge (PFC) allowing airports to more effectively finance airport infrastructure projects that directly benefit the traveling public and expands the pilot program expediting the authorization of PFC to include all primary airports.

The title also makes Airport Improvement Program modifications by prohibiting the FAA from requiring airports to provide construction services or building space without compensation or reimbursement, ensuring small airports receiving FY11 AIP grant funds may complete the project at the originally intended cost share, expanding the number of states eligible to participate in the block grant program from 10 to 20, amending the FAA Contract Tower Programs surrounding the benefit/cost analysis, and requiring FAA to issue an informal public …

Sponsor and status

Bill Shuster

Sponsor. Representative for Pennsylvania's 9th congressional district. Republican.

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Last Updated: May 8, 2018
Length: 540 pages
Apr 13, 2018
115th Congress (2017–2019)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on April 27, 2018 but was never passed by the Senate.

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).


15 Cosponsors (8 Republicans, 7 Democrats)


Position statements

What legislators are saying

President Trump signs into law FAA Reauthorization, Denham priorities included
    — Rep. Jeff Denham [R-CA10, 2013-2018] (Co-sponsor) on Oct 5, 2018

American Journal of Transportation: House Overwhelmingly Passes Long-Term FAA Reauthorization Bill
    — Rep. Dina Titus [D-NV1] (Co-sponsor) on May 2, 2018

Senators: FAA Reauthorization Must Address Increased Airport Noise
    — Sen. Dianne Feinstein [D-CA] on Sep 19, 2018

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What stakeholders are saying

R Street Institute estimates new spending due to H.R. 4 will be negligible.
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons AAPS encourages Congress to add the 1-page Primary Care Enhancement Act, H.R. 365, to the FAA Reauthorization Act.


Apr 13, 2018

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Apr 27, 2018
Passed House (Senate next)

The bill was passed in a vote in the House. It goes to the Senate next.

H.R. 4 (115th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 4. This is the one from the 115th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 115th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2017 to Jan 3, 2019. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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