Bill Sponsor
House Bill 8289
118th Congress(2023-2024)
Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2024, Part II
Became Law
Became Law
Became Public Law 118-60 on May 10, 2024
Overview
Text
Sponsor
Introduced
May 8, 2024
Latest Action
May 10, 2024
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
8289
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 May 8, 2024
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
187
House Roll Call Votes
Summary

Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2024, Part II

This bill temporarily extends specific Federal Aviation and Administration (FAA) programs and activities through May 17, 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, and
  • Remote Tower Pilot 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 May 17, 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.)

The bill also extends through May 17, 2024, the authority of the Department of Homeland Security and the Department of Justice to take certain actions to mitigate a credible threat to certain facilities or assets from a UAS. These include certain facilities that are located in the United States and identified as high-risk and a potential target for unlawful UAS activity. 

Actions (18)
05/10/2024
Became Public Law No: 118-60.
05/10/2024
Signed by President.
05/10/2024
Presented to President.
05/10/2024
Referred to the Subcommittee on Transportation and Maritime Security.
05/10/2024
Message on Senate action sent to the House.
05/09/2024
Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3665)
05/09/2024
Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3665)
05/08/2024
Received in the Senate, read twice.
05/08/2024
Motion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
05/08/2024
On motion to suspend the rules and pass the bill Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: (2/3 required): 385 - 24, 1 Present (Roll no. 187).
05/08/2024
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): 385 - 24, 1 Present (Roll no. 187). (text: CR H2968-2969)
05/08/2024
Considered as unfinished business.
05/08/2024
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.
05/08/2024
DEBATE - The House proceeded with forty minutes of debate on H.R. 8289.
05/08/2024
Considered under suspension of the rules.
05/08/2024
Mr. Graves (MO) moved to suspend the rules and pass the bill.
05/08/2024
Referred to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, and in addition to the Committees on Science, Space, and Technology, the Judiciary, Homeland Security, and Ways and Means, 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.
05/08/2024
Introduced in House
Public Record
Record Updated
Jul 9, 2024 6:43:58 PM