Today, Rep. Dave Joyce voted in favor of the bipartisan Reducing Flight Delays Act, H.R. 1765, which will relieve Americans of flight delays due to Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) furloughs:
"Significant flight delays hurt the economy and penalize passengers who pay more than $12 billion in FAA taxes and fees annually. I'm pleased to be part of the bipartisan effort to stop these delays, prevent further economic damage, and relieve Ohioans of a giant travel headache."
H.R. 1765 allows the Secretary of Transportation to transfer $253 million from the FAA's Airport Improvement Program account to the FAA's Operations account. The transfer authority is necessary to prevent reduced operations and staffing at the FAA during the remainder of fiscal year 2013 and will ensure a safe and effective transportation system. The bill requires the Secretary to notify the House and Senate appropriations Committee prior to the transfer.