H.J.Res. 90: Flight Safety Act

H.J.Res. 90

Flight Safety Act

Sponsor
Rep. Hal Rogers

Date
October 9, 2013 (113th Congress, 1st Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

On Wednesday, October 9, 2013, the House will consider H.J.Res. 90, the Flight Safety Act, under a closed rule.  H.J.Res. 90 was introduced on October 8, 2013 by Representative Hal Rogers (R-KY), Chairman, House Committee on Appropriations.

Bill Summary

H.J.Res.90 provides immediate funding for the Federal Aviation Administration at the same rate and under the same conditions as in effect at the end of the just completed fiscal year. Funds are available until another appropriation bill (such as regular bill or CR) is enacted for these operations or December 15, 2013.

Background

Funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is included in the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act (THUD). The FAA’s mission is to provide the safest, most efficient aerospace system in the world.[1] The FY 2014 THUD bill included $11.8 billion for the FAA, $756 million below the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $103.3 million below the level caused by automatic sequestration cuts.[2]  On October 1, 2013, a lapse in federal funding resulted in a federal government shutdown.  The FAA’s operations, including aviation safety inspectors and other personnel, are being impacted by the funding lapse.[3]

Cost

CBO estimates that enacting H.J.Res. 90 would result in budget authority of approximately $11.89 billion. 

Additional Information

For questions or further information contact the Conference Policy Shop at 5-5107.