FAA Extension – Signed, Sealed, Delivered

President Obama signed into law the Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 on July 15, thereby allowing the Administration to continue operating until October 2017. The extension contains safety measures that set new medical screening requirements for pilots and provide guidelines for streamlining the TSA security screening process. It also includes consumer provisions that regulate delayed baggage refunds, family seating, and tarmac delays. The extension also contains guidelines for regulating, certifying, and restricting the use of drones and unmanned aircraft. The final bill does not contain provisions revising the air traffic control system; however, lawmakers have indicated their intent to pass a more comprehensive FAA bill within the next year.

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Robert Freeman is located in the Washington D. C. office and brings with him more than 15 years of bicameral Congressional experience to Cozen O’Connor, having held several ranking staff positions with federal legislators. Robert is a registered lobbyist and is actively involved in politics. His practice areas include, but are not limited to, technology, defense, homeland security, procurement, appropriations, competitive sourcing, transportation, energy, trade, and foreign relations.

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