Alexander: FAA Reauthorization “Makes it Easier and Safer for Americans to Travel”

Posted on April 19, 2016

Legislation preserves air traffic control services at Millington, Jackson and Smyrna airports

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 19, 2016 – U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today voted for the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act, and released the following statement:

“I voted for this bipartisan bill because it makes it easier and safer for Americans to travel and provides the appropriate tools and additional resources to protect Americans against terrorism.”  

Alexander continued, “The aviation industry supports more than 172,000 Tennessee jobs. This legislation will require the FAA to recognize graduates of Middle Tennessee State University’s Air Collegiate Training Initiative when these graduates apply for FAA air traffic controller jobs and preserves air traffic control services at Millington, Jackson and Smyrna airports.”

On March 16, the U.S. Senate Commerce Committee unanimously passed the bipartisan bill. Today, the Senate passed the legislation by a vote of 95 to 3.

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