April 19, 2016

Kaine Applauds Passage Of FAA Bill That Includes Airport Security Measures

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement on Senate passage of a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the activities and financing of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) through Fiscal Year 2017, which includes proposals Kaine supported to strengthen security at Virginia’s airports:

“I’m glad the Senate was able to pass a bipartisan bill to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration. With 66 public airports in Virginia and 45 million travelers flying through Dulles International and Reagan National Airports last year, Virginia relies on a strong aviation system to move people and goods, provide jobs and support economic activity. This bill authorizes overdue investments in airport infrastructure - including runway repairs - and makes critical improvements to aviation safety, including strengthened security in areas like check-in and baggage claim. I’m also pleased we’re taking steps to provide for the responsible use of unmanned aircraft systems in concert with robust safeguards for safety and privacy.”