Bustos Amendments Included in FAA Reauthorization

WASHINGTON – Late yesterday evening, the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure approved three provisions offered by Congresswoman Cheri Bustos’ (IL-17) in its markup of H.R. 2997, the 21st Century Aviation Innovation, Reform and Reauthorization (AIRR) Act. The 21st Century AIRR Act would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration and other aviation-related programs. “Investing in our […]

Bustos Secures Commitment from Trump Administration to Work with Illinois to Complete Quad-City-to-Chicago Passenger Rail

Bustos Questioned Federal Rail Administration on the Project at a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee Hearing WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) secured a continued commitment from officials at the Federal Rail Administration to work with the State of Illinois to finish the long-awaited Quad-City to Chicago passenger rail project. Associate Administrator Paul Nissenbaum committed […]

Bustos, Graves Introduce Bipartisan FLIGHT Act

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) and Congressman Sam Graves (MO-06) introduced the bipartisan Forward Looking Investment in General Aviation, Hangars and Tarmacs (FLIGHT) Act. A companion bill was also introduced in the U.S. Senate last week by Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Jim Inhofe (R-Okla.). The FLIGHT Act will give General Aviation (GA) airports more […]

Bustos Fights to Protect Small Airports, Rural Infrastructure at FAA Reauthorization Hearing

WASHINGTON – Today, Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) questioned Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao about the Trump Administration’s plan to fundamentally upend the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). As a member of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Aviation, she specifically zeroed in on how President Trump’s plan to privatize the U.S. Air Traffic Control System could have […]

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