House May Punt on Passage of FAA Reauthorization Bill
As previously reported, the Senate approved an amended version of H.R. 636, the “Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act of 2016,” in April. This bill reflects a number of key provisions related to the Air Carrier Access Act (ACAA). The Senate-approved bill includes:
- Study on airport accessibility best practices
- Study on in-cabin wheelchair restraint systems
- Report on training policies regarding assistance for persons with disabilities
- Establishment of an advisory committee for the air travel needs of passengers with disabilities
Inclusion of these provisions in the final bill would be a major legislative accomplishment for Paralyzed Veterans of America. Unfortunately, it appears that the House may seek to pass an extension pushing the FAA reauthorization to the next Congress.