Bill Sponsor
House Bill 6503
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2023, Part II
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 118-34 on Dec 26, 2023
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
Nov 29, 2023
Latest Action
Dec 26, 2023
Origin Chamber
House
Type
Bill
Bill
The primary form of legislative measure used to propose law. Depending on the chamber of origin, bills begin with a designation of either H.R. or S. Joint resolution is another form of legislative measure used to propose law.
Bill Number
6503
Congress
118
Policy Area
Transportation and Public Works
Transportation and Public Works
Primary focus of measure is all aspects of transportation modes and conveyances, including funding and safety matters; Coast Guard; infrastructure development; travel and tourism. Measures concerning water resources and navigation projects may fall under Water Resources Development policy area.
Sponsorship by Party
Republican
Missouri
Democrat
Washington
House Votes (1)
Senate Votes (1)
checkPassed on December 12, 2023
Question
On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Pass
Status
Passed
Type
Roll Call Vote
Roll Call Vote
A vote that records the individual position of each Member who voted. Such votes occurring on the House floor (by the "yeas and nays" or by "recorded vote") are taken by electronic device. The Senate has no electronic voting system; in such votes, Senators answer "yea" or "nay" as the clerk calls each name aloud. Each vote is compiled by clerks and receives a roll call number (referenced in Congress.gov as a "Record Vote" [Senate] or "Roll no." [House]).
Roll Call Type
2/3 Yea-And-Nay
Roll Number
709
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2023, Part II

This bill temporarily extends specific Federal Aviation and Administration (FAA) programs and activities through March 8, 2024.

For example, the bill extends the FAA

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) pilot programs (e.g., the UAS Test Site Program and the UAS remote detection and identification pilot program),
  • weather reporting programs,
  • Remote Tower Pilot Program, and
  • Essential Air Service Program.

The bill also extends the authorization for the Airport Improvement Program (AIP). (This program provides grants for planning, development, and noise compatibility projects at or associated with certain public-use airports.)

Further, the bill extends through March 8, 2024, the FAA's authority for expenditures from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund (AATF) and to collect various taxes and fees to fund the AATF, including taxes on aviation fuel and airline tickets. (The AATF is the primary funding source for all major FAA accounts that fund federal aviation programs, with the remainder coming from general fund appropriations.)

Text (4)
December 12, 2023
December 11, 2023
November 29, 2023
Actions (18)
12/26/2023
Became Public Law No: 118-34.
12/26/2023
Signed by President.
12/26/2023
Presented to President.
12/20/2023
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
12/19/2023
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S6067)
12/19/2023
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent.(consideration: CR S6067)
12/12/2023
Received in the Senate, read twice.
12/11/2023
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
12/11/2023
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 - 15 (Roll no. 709). (text: CR H6756-6757)
12/11/2023
Passed/agreed to in House On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 376 - 15 (Roll no. 709). (text: CR H6756-6757)
12/11/2023
Considered as unfinished business. (consideration: CR H6802)
12/11/2023
At the conclusion of debate, the Yeas and Nays were demanded and ordered. Pursuant to the provisions of clause 8, rule XX, the Chair announced that further proceedings on the motion would be postponed.
12/11/2023
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 6503.
12/11/2023
Considered under suspension of the rules. (consideration: CR H6756-6759)
12/11/2023
Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
11/30/2023
Referred to the Subcommittee on Aviation.
11/29/2023
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Ways and Means, and Science, Space, and Technology, for a period to be subsequently determined by the Speaker, in each case for consideration of such provisions as fall within the jurisdiction of the committee concerned.
11/29/2023
Introduced in House
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H.R.6503 118 Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2023 Part II
Public Record
Record Updated
Jun 27, 2024 4:27:27 PM