Today, U.S. Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) issued the following statement after the House and Senate passeda 14-month Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) extension that will maintain FAA’s programs through September 30, 2017.

“While this legislation falls short of addressing many our aviation system’s real needs, from greater investment in airport infrastructure to broader reforms,  this bipartisan compromise will keep the FAA moving forward as we continue to focus on a longer term reauthorization in 2017.” said Sen. Booker, a member of the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, which has jurisdiction over aviation in the United States. “This extension includes important provisions that take positive steps to improve travel for people with disabilities, and advances the safe commercial use of drone technology and I’m proud to have worked with colleagues on both sides of the aisle to advance these shared goals.”


Senator Booker has worked to advance a number of aviation and research initiatives in his work on a multi-year FAA Reauthorization bill. More on these initiatives can be found here and here.