February 10, 2016

Warner, Kaine Statement On Discussion Of Perimeter Rule At Reagan National Airport During House Faa Reauthorization Markup This Week

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Mark Warner and Tim Kaine released the following statement on possible changes to the perimeter rule at Reagan National Airport being considered in the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee’s markup of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill this week:

“We are closely watching the House’s work on FAA reauthorization. From our perspective, one way to seriously complicate this work right out of the gate is to start fooling around with the DCA perimeter rule. The Virginia delegation is united against any such proposals because they detract from robust, reliable air travel at Dulles and Reagan National Airports. We appreciate the bipartisan work of Reps. Comstock and Norton in making the case on the House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee, and when the Senate considers this bill, we will use whatever means available to us to stop proposals that undermine Northern Virginia’s airports and jeopardize access of communities across the East Coast and Midwest to our nation’s capital.”