FAA Reauthorization: Hearing Before the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, United States Senate, One Hundred Eighth Congress, First Session, April 10, 2003 [open pdf - 2MB]
From the opening statement of John McCain: "The purpose of today's hearing is to consider S. 824, the Aviation Investment and Revitalization Act. This legislation was introduced earlier this week by Senators Lott, Rockefeller, Hollings, myself. S. 824 would authorize the Federal Aviation Administration for 3 years, authorize funding levels for the FAA's major programs, authorize funding for aviation security capital costs at airports, and make policy changes to a number of the FAA's and the Department of Transportation's aviation programs. It is our intention to mark up this bill soon after we return from the April recess and to have it ready for floor consideration during May. I believe that this is a critically important bill for the aviation community, which is facing very, very difficult times. The industry is in a crisis that deeply concerns this committee. However, we must be equally concerned about the FAA and its programs, and work to ensure that our Nation's aviation system has proper oversight." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Sam Brownback, Peter G. Fitzgerald, Trent Lott, Frank Lautenberg, John D. Rockefeller, Gordon Smith, Ted Stevens, Marion Blakey, Gerald Dillingham, Read C. Van De Water, Maria Cantwell, Ernest F. Hollings, Daniel K. Inouyem, and Ron Wyden.
S. Hrg. 108-933; Senate Hearing 108-933
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