Stauber Becomes First Freshman to Pass Bill Out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee in 116th Congress

March 27, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congressman Pete Stauber (MN-08) became the first freshman from either party to pass a bill out of the Transportation and Infrastructure Committee this Congress. His legislation, the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, improves aviation safety by requiring clearer safety notifications to pilots, and passed out of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee with bipartisan support.

This legislation would establish a Federal Aviation Association (FAA) taskforce to determine what improvements should be made to the Notice to Airmen (NOTAM) system, which alerts pilots of potential hazards along a flight route or at a location that could affect the safety of the flight.

Of his bill’s passage out of committee, Stauber said, “Modern air travel is incredibly safe, but in order to keep it that way, we must constantly work to update and improve upon safety protocols. I’m glad that my colleagues on the Committee agree, and I look forward to seeing this bill pass through the full House soon.”

During a Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Aviation hearing a few weeks ago, Congressman Stauber highlighted some of the NOTAM system inadequacies and spoke about how the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act could rectify those issues.

Watch his full remarks, HERE.

Read the Notice to Airmen Improvement Act, HERE.