WASHINGTON — Congressman Steve Womack (AR-3) today released the following statement after passage of H.R. 4, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2018, the first long-term reauthorization of our vital air services since 2012. The bill is a bipartisan, five-year extension and modernization of essential aviation infrastructure priorities.
“Enacting comprehensive, lasting FAA guidance is crucial to maintaining a safe and efficient aviation system. By upgrading our aeronautical infrastructure, we are better able to accommodate the daily movement of millions of passengers across our nation, all the while creating jobs and driving economic growth. In addition, this bill accomplishes complimentary and long-sought ground transportation modernization vital to our trucking industry and the Third District of Arkansas. I welcome its passage.”
Congressman Steve Womack has represented Arkansas’s Third Congressional District since 2011. He serves as the Chairman of the House Committee on the Budget and is a member of the House Appropriations defense, military construction-veterans affairs, and labor-health and human services subcommittees.