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Sep 28, 2017
Press Release

WASHINGTON D.C. – Congressman Kevin Cramer issued the following statement after House Republicans passed a six-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and hurricane tax relief:

“After Democrats voted against this bill earlier this week using DACA as a reason to obstruct this otherwise bipartisan bill, I am pleased House Republicans rose above the partisan politics being played. While consistent long-term funding is always the goal, this bill ensures the vital functions of the FAA continue to run smoothly while the House and Senate continue to work on a longer-term solution.”

The FAA is the national aviation authority of the United States, with powers to regulate all aspects of American civil aviation. These include the construction and operation of airports, the management of air traffic, the certification of personnel and aircraft, and the protection of United States assets during the launch or reentry of commercial space vehicles. The bill:

  • Extends the expiring programs and authorities of the Federal Aviation Administration through March 31, 2018
  • Provides certain tax benefits and cuts to individuals living in places affected by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria, including the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico
  • Includes the text of the Flood Insurance Market Parity and Modernization Act, which passed the House by a vote of 419-0 in the 114th Congress
  • Extends the Teaching Health Center Graduate Medical Education program and the Special Diabetes Program for Indians for three months
  • Extends through 2020 the ongoing intravenous immunoglobulin demonstration policy