Your Alaska Link: U.S. Senate Ratifies FAA Reauthorization Bil

Anchorage, AK- Today in Washington, D.C., U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski voted for the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016.  The Act steps up airport security, enhances airline safety efforts, and streamlines travel. 

Senator Murkowski’s provision was included in the legislation; the bill was passed by the Senate with an 89 to 4 vote.  The Act reauthorizes the FAA until September 2017, and safeguards existing funding levels. It is now making its way to the President's desk for authorization

Our Republican Senator stated in a press release, “Aviation is a lifeline in Alaska, and is more often than not the only means of transportation in many parts of the state. This legislation is more critical than ever during the busy summer travel season, as Alaska sees scores of tourists flying to, from, and around the state.”

U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski added, “As we continue to fight terrorism across the globe – especially after the tragedies in Brussels and Istanbul recently – this bill will provide much-needed security for American travelers.”

Link to the original article: http://www.youralaskalink.com/news/u-s-senate-ratifies-faa-reauthorization-bill/article_5dc3d8ce-4956-11e6-87bb-83f049888f20.html

By:  Maria Athens