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WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) – the ranking member of the Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Safety, Operations, and Innovation – today released the following statement regarding a delayed markup of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2023:

“Members of this committee have been negotiating in good faith for months to produce a strong bipartisan product. This is a first step in the process, and we should move the FAA Reauthorization Act through our committee today. It is crucial we provide certainty and a long-term reauthorization to the FAA to address and prepare for the current and future state of aviation. The FAA is at an important juncture as it navigates an evolving environment and challenges.

“When traveling by air, Americans expect to arrive to their destination safely, with minimal delays and without spending all their savings on a plane ticket. It is these expectations that have been at the forefront of our discussions as we drafted this legislation. Work to improve the FAA Reauthorization Act legislation will be ongoing, and I urge the Majority Leader to address those issues on the Senate floor and allow the committee to move this package forward. Our aviation system should not be subject to last minute political whims.”

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