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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

Subcommittee's Activity in Previous Congress

Ranking Member

Rick Larsen
Rick Larsen
Washington ~ 02

Democratic Members

Eddie Johnson
Eddie Johnson
Texas ~ 30
Daniel Lipinski
Daniel Lipinski
Illinois ~ 03
Andre Carson
Andre Carson
Indiana ~ 07
Cheri Bustos
Cheri Bustos
Illinois ~ 17
Eleanor Norton
Eleanor Norton
District of Columbia ~ 00
Dina Titus
Dina Titus
Nevada ~ 01
Sean Maloney
Sean Maloney
New York ~ 18
Julia Brownley
Julia Brownley
California ~ 26
Donald Payne
Donald Payne
New Jersey ~ 10
Brenda Lawrence
Brenda Lawrence
Michigan ~ 14
Michael Capuano
Michael Capuano
Massachusetts ~ 07
Grace Napolitano
Grace Napolitano
California ~ 32
Steve Cohen
Steve Cohen
Tennessee ~ 09
Henry Johnson
Henry Johnson
Georgia ~ 04
Richard Nolan
Richard Nolan
Minnesota ~ 08

Ex Officio

Peter DeFazio
Peter DeFazio
Oregon ~ 04

Chairman

Frank LoBiondo
Frank LoBiondo
New Jersey ~ 02

Republican Members

Daniel Webster
Daniel Webster
Florida ~ 10
Jeff Denham
Jeff Denham
California ~ 10
Thomas Massie
Thomas Massie
Kentucky ~ 04
Mark Meadows
Mark Meadows
North Carolina ~ 11
Scott Perry
Scott Perry
Pennsylvania ~ 04
Rodney Davis
Rodney Davis
Illinois ~ 13
Mark Sanford
Mark Sanford
South Carolina ~ 01
Rob Woodall
Rob Woodall
Georgia ~ 07
Todd Rokita
Todd Rokita
Indiana ~ 04
Barbara Comstock
Barbara Comstock
Virginia ~ 10
Don Young
Don Young
Alaska ~ 00
Doug LaMalfa
Doug LaMalfa
California ~ 01
John Duncan
John Duncan
Tennessee ~ 02
Bruce Westerman
Bruce Westerman
Arkansas ~ 04
Sam Graves
Sam Graves
Missouri ~ 06
Paul Mitchell
Paul Mitchell
Michigan ~ 10
Duncan Hunter
Duncan Hunter
California ~ 50
Jason Lewis
Jason Lewis
Minnesota ~ 02
Blake Farenthold
Blake Farenthold
Texas ~ 27
Bob Gibbs
Bob Gibbs
Ohio ~ 07