Aviation

The Subcommittee on Aviation has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation, including safety, infrastructure, labor, and international issues. Within this scope of responsibilities, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), a modal administration within the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT). This jurisdiction covers all programs within the FAA as well as aviation programs of the USDOT with respect to economic regulation of air carriers and passenger airline service. In addition, the Subcommittee has jurisdiction over commercial space transportation (currently shared with the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology), the National Mediation Board, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). While jurisdiction over the NTSB is shared with other subcommittees, the Subcommittee on Aviation traditionally takes the lead on NTSB-related issues.

Issues within the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Aviation include:

  • Air traffic control modernization
  • Airport capacity
  • Airport Improvement Program grants
  • Airspace
  • Airline competition and antitrust issues
  • Aviation safety
  • Aviation security (issues that affect commerce and safety)
  • Commercial aviation and air carrier operations
  • Commercial space transportation
  • Airline consumer protection
  • Environmental requirements
  • Essential Air Service and other small-community air service programs
  • General aviation
  • Unmanned aircraft systems
  • International aviation
  • National Mediation Board
  • National Transportation Safety Board
  • War risk insurance
  • Use of navigable airspace

Recent Activity

The House Subcommittee on

Aviation

Ranking Member

Steve Cohen

Tennessee

Democrats

  • Henry C.  Johnson. Jr. - Georgia Picture of Henry C.  Johnson. Jr.
  • André Carson - Indiana Picture of André Carson
  • Julia Brownley - California Picture of Julia Brownley
  • Mark DeSaulnier - California Picture of Mark DeSaulnier
  • Greg Stanton - Arizona Picture of Greg Stanton
  • Colin Z. Allred  - Texas Picture of Colin Z. Allred
  • Sharice Davids - Kansas Picture of Sharice Davids
  • Jesús  García  - Illinois Picture of Jesús  García
  • Jake Auchincloss  - Massachusetts Picture of Jake Auchincloss
  • Vice Ranking Member Mary Peltola - Alaska Picture of Mary Peltola
  • Hillary Scholten - Michigan Picture of Hillary Scholten
  • Dina Titus - Nevada Picture of Dina Titus
  • Donald M. Payne Jr. - New Jersey Picture of Donald M. Payne Jr.
  • Salud O. Carbajal - California Picture of Salud O. Carbajal
  • Rob Menendez - New Jersey Picture of Rob Menendez
  • Eleanor Holmes Norton - District of Columbia Picture of Eleanor Holmes Norton
  • Frederica S. Wilson - Florida Picture of Frederica S. Wilson
  • Rick Larsen (Ex Officio) - WA 2 Picture of Rick Larsen (Ex Officio)

Chair

Garret Graves

Louisiana

Republicans

  • Rick Crawford - Arkansas Picture of Rick Crawford
  • Thomas Massie - Kentucky Picture of Thomas Massie
  • Scott Perry - Pennsylvania Picture of Scott Perry
  • Bruce Westerman - Arkansas Picture of Bruce Westerman
  • Brian Mast - Florida Picture of Brian Mast
  • Pete Stauber - Minnesota Picture of Pete Stauber
  • Tim Burchett - Tennessee Picture of Tim Burchett
  • Dusty Johnson - South Dakota Picture of Dusty Johnson
  • Jefferson Van Drew - New Jersey Picture of Jefferson Van Drew
  • Lance Gooden - Texas Picture of Lance Gooden
  • Tracey Mann - Kansas Picture of Tracey Mann
  • Burgess Owens - Utah Picture of Burgess Owens
  • Rudy Yakym - Indiana Picture of Rudy Yakym
  • Lori Chavez-DeRemer - Oregon Picture of Lori Chavez-DeRemer
  • Tom Kean, Jr. - New Jersey Picture of Tom Kean, Jr.
  • Anthony D'Esposito - New York Picture of Anthony D'Esposito
  • John James - Michigan Picture of John James
  • Marc Molinaro - New York Picture of Marc Molinaro
  • Mike Collins - Georgia Picture of Mike Collins
  • Aaron Bean - Florida Picture of Aaron Bean
  • Sam Graves (Ex Officio) - MO 06 Picture of Sam Graves (Ex Officio)