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115th Congress   }                                      {      Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES 
 2d Session      }                                      {     115-650

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    PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 4) TO REAUTHORIZE 
    PROGRAMS OF THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION, AND FOR OTHER 
   PURPOSES; PROVIDING FOR CONSIDERATION OF THE BILL (H.R. 3144) TO 
   PROVIDE FOR OPERATIONS OF THE FEDERAL COLUMBIA RIVER POWER SYSTEM 
 PURSUANT TO A CERTAIN OPERATION PLAN FOR A SPECIFIED PERIOD OF TIME, 
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES; AND PROVIDING FOR PROCEEDINGS DURING THE PERIOD 
                FROM APRIL 30, 2018, THROUGH MAY 4, 2018

                                _______
                                

   April 24, 2018.--Referred to the House Calendar and ordered to be 
                                printed

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               Mr. Woodall, from the Committee on Rules, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany H. Res. 839]

    The Committee on Rules, having had under consideration 
House Resolution 839, by a record vote of 7 to 3, report the 
same to the House with the recommendation that the resolution 
be adopted.

                SUMMARY OF PROVISIONS OF THE RESOLUTION

    The resolution provides for consideration of H.R. 4, the 
FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, under a structured rule. The 
resolution provides one hour of general debate equally divided 
and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member of the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. The resolution 
waives all points of order against consideration of the bill. 
The resolution provides that the bill shall be considered as 
read. The resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in the bill. The resolution makes in order only 
those amendments printed in part A of this report and 
amendments en bloc described in subsection (e) of the 
resolution. The resolution provides that the amendments printed 
in part A of this report may be offered only in the order 
printed in this report, may be offered only by a Member 
designated in this report, shall be considered as read, shall 
be debatable for the time specified in this report equally 
divided and controlled by the proponent and an opponent, shall 
not be subject to amendment, and shall not be subject to a 
demand for division of the question in the House of in the 
committee of the whole. The resolution waives all points of 
order against the amendments printed in part A of this report 
or against amendments en bloc as described in subsection (e) of 
this resolution. The resolution provides that it shall be in 
order at any time for the Chair of the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure or his designee to offer 
amendments en bloc consisting of amendments printed in part A 
of this report not earlier disposed of. Amendments en bloc 
shall be considered as read, shall be debatable for 20 minutes 
equally divided and controlled by the chairman and ranking 
minority member of the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure or their designees, shall not be subject to 
amendment, and shall not be subject to a demand for division of 
the question in the House or in the Committee of the Whole. The 
resolution provides one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions.
    Section 2 of the resolution provides for consideration of 
H.R. 3144, to provide for operations of the Federal Columbia 
River Power System pursuant to a certain operation plan for a 
specified period of time, and for other purposes, under a 
closed rule. The resolution provides one hour of debate equally 
divided and controlled by the chair and ranking minority member 
of the Committee on Natural Resources. The resolution waives 
all points of order against consideration of the bill. The 
resolution provides that the amendment printed in part B of 
this report shall be considered as adopted and the bill, as 
amended, shall be considered as read. The resolution waives all 
points of order against provisions in the bill, as amended. The 
resolution provides for one motion to recommit with or without 
instructions.
    Section 3 of the resolution provides that on any 
legislative day during the period from April 30, 2018, through 
May 4, 2018: the Journal of the proceedings of the previous day 
shall be considered as approved; and the Chair may at any time 
declare the House adjourned to meet at a date and time to be 
announced by the Chair in declaring the adjournment.
    Section 4 of the resolution provides that the Speaker may 
appoint Members to perform the duties of the Chair for the 
duration of the period addressed by section 3 of the resolution 
as though under clause 8(a) of rule I.

                         EXPLANATION OF WAIVERS

    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 4, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 4, the Committee is not aware of any points 
of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
the amendments to H.R. 4 in part A of this report or against 
amendments en bloc described in subsection (e) of the 
resolution, the Committee is not aware of any points of order. 
The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
consideration of H.R. 3144, the Committee is not aware of any 
points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.
    Although the resolution waives all points of order against 
provisions in H.R. 3144, as amended, the Committee is not aware 
of any points of order. The waiver is prophylactic in nature.

                            COMMITTEE VOTES

    The results of each record vote on an amendment or motion 
to report, together with the names of those voting for and 
against, are printed below:

Rules Committee record vote No. 200

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #50, offered by Rep. Johnson 
(TX), which harmonizes H.R. 4 with the recently enacted FY 2018 
Omnibus Appropriations for Environmental Sustainability, with 
an appropriate offset from the authorization of Facilities and 
Equipment through FY 2023. Defeated: 2-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................  ............
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 201

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #82, offered by Rep. Lynch 
(MA) and Rep. Moulton (MA), which stops unnecessary national 
security risks posed by the use of anonymous and opaque 
ownership of aircraft registered with Federal Aviation 
Administration (FAA) by requiring beneficial ownership 
reporting for FAA aircraft registration Defeated: 2-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................  ............
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 202

    Motion by Mr. McGovern to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #101, offered by Rep. Brownley 
(CA), which transfers a small parcel of surplus DHS property to 
Ventura County, California for airport purposes. Defeated: 2-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................  ............
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 203

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #148, offered by Rep. Polis 
(CO) and Rep. Speier (CA) and Rep. Norton (DC) and Rep. Bass 
(CA), which authorizes General Aviation airports to restrict 
the number and type of aircraft operations for compensation or 
hire occurring at the airport, including flights originating or 
landing at the airport, and the dates and times of such 
operations. Defeated: 2-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................  ............
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 204

    Motion by Mr. Polis to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #90, offered by Rep. Polis 
(CO), which adds the Lasting Improvements to Family Travel 
(LIFT) Act to H.R.4. Defeated: 3-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 205

    Motion by Rep. Torres to make in order and provide the 
appropriate waivers to amendment #217, offered by Rep. Boyle 
(PA) and Rep. Pocan (WI) and Rep. Garamendi (CA) and Rep. Shea-
Porter (NH) and Rep. Lynch (MA), which extends current Buy 
America requirements for FAA procurement from 60 percent under 
current law to 100 percent by 2026. Defeated: 3-7

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Nay   Mr. McGovern......................          Yea
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Nay   Mr. Polis.........................          Yea
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................          Yea
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Nay
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Nay
Mr. Buck........................................          Nay
Ms. Cheney......................................          Nay
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Nay
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Rules Committee record vote No. 206

    Motion by Mr. Cole to report the rule. Adopted: 7-3

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                Majority Members                      Vote               Minority Members               Vote
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Mr. Cole........................................          Yea   Mr. McGovern......................          Nay
Mr. Woodall.....................................  ............  Mr. Hastings of Florida...........  ............
Mr. Burgess.....................................          Yea   Mr. Polis.........................          Nay
Mr. Collins.....................................  ............  Ms. Torres........................          Nay
Mr. Byrne.......................................          Yea
Mr. Newhouse....................................          Yea
Mr. Buck........................................          Yea
Ms. Cheney......................................          Yea
Mr. Sessions, Chairman..........................          Yea
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      SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4 IN PART A MADE IN ORDER

    1. Shuster (PA): Improves aviation safety by addressing 
issues such as airline engines, air ambulances, certification 
processes, and airspace operations. Adjusts FAA authorization 
levels to conform with updated CBO baseline for FY 2018. Makes 
counter-UAS systems AIP eligible. Continues the contract 
weather observer program and requires the Secretary to define 
the roles and responsibilities of the FAA Tech Center. Reforms 
and provides transparency to FAA organization and programs. 
Addresses consumer concerns, including sexual misconduct on 
flights, treatment of passengers with disabilities, and 
harmonization of service animal standards. Improves the Airport 
Investment Partnership Program. (10 minutes)
    2. Lewis, John (GA): Allows AIP and PFC funds to purchase 
generators in passenger areas of the airport, to separate 
backup power supplies from main power supplies, and for similar 
projects. (10 minutes)
    3. Soto (FL): Requires sinks or sanitizing equipment to be 
provided in any Mothers' Rooms at airports. (10 minutes)
    4. Watson Coleman (NJ): Requires medium or large hub 
airports to maintain baby changing tables in one men's and one 
women's restroom in each passenger terminal building. (10 
minutes)
    5. McMorris Rodgers (WA): Exempts Airports with more than 
25,000 passenger enplanements in calendar year 2014 from any 
cost-share requirements under the contract tower program. (10 
minutes)
    6. Westerman (AR), Lipinski (IL): Clarifies the application 
of Qualifications-Based Selection procedures on airport 
projects. (10 minutes)
    7. Krishnamoorthi (IL), Torres (CA), Roskam (IL), Bass 
(CA): Adds ``economic impacts'' to the study on the effects of 
airport noise on communities near busy airports.'' (10 minutes)
    8. Jayapal (WA): Adds the city of Seattle to the list of 
communities to be studied on the potential health impacts of 
overflight noise. (10 minutes)
    9. Lipinski (IL): Adds contract tower construction as an 
eligible activity under 49 USC 47116, the AIP small airport 
fund. (10 minutes)
    10. Smith, Adrian (NE), Cheney (WY): Extends small airport 
regulatory relief for Fiscal Years 2018, 2019, and 2020. (10 
minutes)
    11. Torres (CA): Amends section 158, the Environmental 
Mitigation Pilot Program, to allow DOD to provide additional 
funding for mitigation projects on sites previously managed by 
DOD. (10 minutes)
    12. Lieu (CA), Bass (CA): Requires a report from the 
Secretary of Transportation and the National Research Council 
on aviation gasoline that assesses non-leaded fuel alternatives 
to the aviation gasoline used by piston-powered general 
aviation aircraft. (10 minutes)
    13. Roskam (IL), Speier (CA): Directs the FAA Administrator 
to study the relationship between jet aircraft approach and 
takeoff speeds and corresponding noise impacts on communities 
surrounding airports. Requires the FAA Administrator to submit 
the results of the study in a report to Congress. (10 minutes)
    14. Meng (NY), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Suozzi (NY): Permits 
the Secretary to carry out an aircraft noise, emission, and 
fuel burn reduction research and development program (CLEEN 
II). (10 minutes)
    15. Bass (CA), Lieu (CA): Requires a Report to Congress on 
the status of Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) 
implementation across all completed NextGen Metroplexes with 
specific information provided by airline regarding the adoption 
and equipping of aircraft and the training of pilots in its 
use. (10 minutes)
    16. Speier (CA), Bass (CA), Beyer (VA), Meng (NY), Norton 
(DC), Chu (CA), Quigley (IL): Requires a GAO report studying: 
(1) while maintaining safety as the top priority, whether air 
traffic controllers and airspace designers are trained on noise 
and health impact mitigation in addition to efficiency; and (2) 
the prevalence of vectoring flights due to over-crowded 
departure and arrival paths, and alternatives to this practice. 
(10 minutes)
    17. Denham (CA), Costa (CA): Harmonizes the statute of 
limitations for Section 1309 of P.L. 114-94 with other 
Department of Transportation projects. (10 minutes)
    18. McSally (AZ): Adds a representative to the Safety 
Oversight and Certification Advisory Committee for airport 
owners and operators. (10 minutes)
    19. Kildee (MI), Boyle (PA): Requires the FAA to allow 
airports to use non-fluorinated chemicals in firefighting foam 
as long as it abides by the National Fire Protection 
Association's standards. (10 minutes)
    20. Estes, Ron (KS), Lewis, Jason (MN), Ferguson (GA): 
Expands the scope of the FAA Task Force on Flight Standards 
Reform to address issues involving flight standards offices and 
aircraft original equipment manufacturers. (10 minutes)
    21. Soto (FL): Requires the Administrator to also consider 
the potential emergency medical needs of pregnant women when 
evaluating the minimum contents of approved medical kits--
currently the bill only specifies the consideration of 
children's emergency medical needs. (10 minutes)
    22. Keating (MA), Ryan, Tim (OH): Directs FAA to lead 
efforts to publish guidance for improving workforce readiness, 
and directs GAO to include in their report recommendations for 
strengthening and developing aviation workforce training 
programs. (10 minutes)
    23. Long (MO): Directs the FAA Administrator to review the 
current safety procedures regarding unoccupied exit rows on 
commercial aircraft. (10 minutes)
    24. Crist (FL): Commissions a GAO study on whether or not 
FAA ``Compliance Philosophy''--favoring communication over 
enforcement--is effective. (10 minutes)
    25. Sanford (SC), Davis, Rodney (IL): Clarifies and 
tightens the 336 modelers exemption to ensure that those 
utilizing the exemption are following an appropriate course of 
safety, and allows the FAA to create rules for recreational 
UAS. (10 minutes)
    26. DeFazio (OR): Modifies existing prohibition in regard 
to FAA issuing any regulation on model aircraft flown for 
hobby/recreational purposes and provides FAA flexibility to 
collaborate with industry to update operational parameters 
needed for unmanned aircraft flown for hobby/recreational 
purposes, to mitigate risks to aviation safety and national 
security. (10 minutes)
    27. Hanabusa (HI), Gabbard (HI), Hartzler (MO): Ensures the 
role of state and local government is considered during an 
emergency situation where an unmanned aircraft system may pose 
a threat to public safety. (10 minutes)
    28. Lewis, Jason (MN): Codifies the Department of 
Transportation's Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot 
Program. (10 minutes)
    29. Schiff (CA), Bass (CA): Directs FAA to establish a 
program to utilize available remote detection and 
identification technologies for safety oversight, including 
enforcement actions against operators of unmanned aircraft 
systems that are not in compliance with applicable Federal 
aviation laws, including regulations. Requires annual reporting 
by FAA to Congress to report the number of drones entering 
restricted airspace, the number of enforcement cases brought by 
FAA or other agencies, and recommendations by FAA for detection 
and mitigation systems. (10 minutes)
    30. Grothman (WI): Requires the Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration to issue regulations necessary 
to authorize the use of certain actively tethered public 
unmanned aircraft systems by government public safety agencies 
without any requirement to obtain a certification of waiver, 
certificate of authorization, or other approval by the Federal 
Aviation Administration. (10 minutes)
    31. Cramer, Kevin (ND): Requires the FAA, NTIA and the FCC 
to submit to Congress a report on whether UAS operations should 
be permitted to operate on spectrum designated for aviation 
use. The report would also include recommendations of other 
spectrum frequencies (such as LTE) that may be appropriate for 
flying UAS. (10 minutes)
    32. LoBiondo (NJ), Larsen, Rick (WA): Requires the FAA to 
review interagency coordination and standards for the 
authorized federal use of C-UAS systems. (10 minutes)
    33. Davis, Susan (CA): Directs the FAA to partner with 
nongovernmental organizations, state, and local agencies to 
prevent recreational unmanned aircrafts from interfering with 
the efforts of emergency responders. (10 minutes)
    34. Sanford (SC), Mitchell (MI), Lipinski (IL), Brownley 
(CA): Aligns the FAA's critical programs supporting UAS 
integration and the development of commercial UTM. (10 minutes)
    35. Cicilline (RI): Requires air carriers to outline 
rebooking options, refunds, meals, and lodging to the public in 
instances where a costumer's flight is diverted. (10 minutes)
    36. Cardenas, Tony (CA): Requires a study on the impact of 
overbooking policies of air carriers on the US economy, 
including effects on cost to passengers. (10 minutes)
    37. Meng (NY): Requires GAO to submit a report to Congress 
reviewing airlines' training policies for employees and 
contractors regarding racial, ethnic, and religious 
nondiscrimination, and requires the Secretary of Transportation 
to develop and disseminate best practices based upon the 
findings of the report. (10 minutes)
    38. Bonamici (OR), Shea-Porter (NH): Creates the position 
of Aviation Consumer Advocate at the FAA. The Aviation Consumer 
Advocate would assist consumers in resolving complaints with 
air carriers, recommend actions the FAA could take to improve 
enforcement of consumer protection rules, and recommend 
policies to more effectively resolve complaints. (10 minutes)
    39. Langevin (RI): Ensures passengers with disabilities 
receive timely and effective assistance at the airport and on 
the aircraft. Personnel providing physical assistance to 
passengers with disabilities may be required to receive hands 
on training to perform assistance and use any needed equipment. 
(10 minutes)
    40. O'Halleran (AZ), Young, Don (AK): Requires the 
Comptroller General to include in its report an analysis of the 
impact of any option for EAS reform on local communities with 
airports receiving EAS funding. (10 minutes)
    41. Higgins, Clay (LA): Requires the Administrator of the 
FAA to initiate a pilot program to permit the operator of a 
State 2 airplane to operate that airplane in non-revenue 
service into medium hub airports or non-hub airports if certain 
parameters are met. (10 minutes)
    42. DeFazio (OR): Repeals a prohibition on U.S. regulation 
of air transportation of flammable lithium batteries unless 
there has been an accident. Restores the DOT's authority to 
regulate lithium batteries beyond international baselines, 
without waiting for an accident to occur. (10 minutes)
    43. Espaillat (NY): States that not later than 1 year after 
the date of enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of 
the United States shall conduct a study that examines the 
ground transportation options at the Nation's 10 busiest 
airports in order to understand the impact of new and emerging 
transportation options for travelers to get into and out of 
airports, including the fees charged to ground transportation 
providers for airport access. (10 minutes)
    44. Cuellar (TX), Hurd (TX), Peters, Scott (CA), Doggett 
(TX), Castro (TX), Gonzalez, Vicente (TX), Smith, Lamar (TX): 
Allows slot swaps for air carriers at DCA. (10 minutes)
    45. Sanford (SC): Requires the GAO to study airport 
finances under Sec. 47107(b)(2) of title 49, United States 
code. (10 minutes)
    46. Cohen (TN), Woodall (GA), Shea-Porter (NH): Alleviates 
delays in compliance with existing federal regulations to vet 
prospective pilots, by enabling 3rd party access to the 
National Driver Register. (10 minutes)
    47. Burgess (TX), Johnson, Hank (GA): Establishes 
prohibitions to prevent the use of unmanned aircraft systems as 
a weapon while operating in the national airspace. (10 minutes)
    48. Fleischmann (TN): States that the Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration will encourage the use of 
durable, resilient, and sustainable materials, including the 
use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative technologies 
in carrying out the activities of the Federal Aviation 
Administration. (10 minutes)
    49. Perlmutter (CO), Polis (CO): Implements recommendations 
from the FAA's Rotorcraft Occupant Protection Working Group to 
require all newly manufactured helicopters to meet certain 
standards to improve helicopter fuel system crash resistance 
within 18 months. (10 minutes)
    50. Meng (NY): Requires the Secretary to issue a rule 
creating designated areas at airports at which pets and service 
animals travelling with their owners may relieve themselves. 
(10 minutes)
    51. Mitchell (MI): Establishes a pilot program with 
specified parameters for aircraft with certain NextGen avionics 
to have limited preferential access to certain airports 
designated by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration. The pilot program has a sunset and a reporting 
requirement. (10 minutes)
    52. Mitchell (MI): Requires the Inspector General of the 
Department of Transportation to study the potential impacts of 
a significantly delayed, significantly diminished, or 
completely failed delivery of the Next Generation Air 
Transportation System modernization initiative by the Federal 
Aviation Administration, including impacts to the air traffic 
control system and the national airspace system as a whole. (10 
minutes)
    53. Crawford (AR): Allows the Federal Motor Carrier Safety 
Administration to enter into the normal rulemaking process, 
without the requirement for an Advanced Notice of Proposed 
Rulemaking. This will allow the Agency to address needed Hours 
of Service changes requested by organizations and private 
individuals which have been highlighted by government mandated 
electronic logging devices. (10 minutes)
    54. DeGette (CO), Simpson (ID): Limits FAA regulation of 
non-federally sponsored property to facilitate airports' 
ability to generate non-aeronautical revenue. (10 minutes)
    55. Banks (IN): Designates the main hangar at Smith Field 
in Fort Wayne, Indiana, as the National Airmail Museum, as the 
United States Postal Service began commercial airmail service 
at Smith Field in 1930. (10 minutes)
    56. Sinema (AZ), Tipton (CO): Directs the Administrator of 
the FAA to conduct a review of the effectiveness, safety, and 
consistency of its approval process for air tankers used for 
wildland firefighting, with the goal of developing standardized 
next-generation requirements for air tankers. Requires an FAA 
report to Congress describing the outcome of its review. (10 
minutes)
    57. Biggs (AZ): Ensures the Secretary of Transportation 
must publicize for comment a cost-benefit analysis before 
implementing the additional baggage reporting requirements of 
14 CFR 234.6. (10 minutes)
    58. Esty (CT), Titus (NV), Katko (NY), Walorski (IN), 
Stefanik (NY), Bustos (IL), Smith, Adam (WA), Walters, Mimi 
(CA), Valadao (CA), Comstock (VA), Johnson, Eddie Bernice (TX), 
Davis, Rodney (IL), Meng (NY), Denham (CA): Directs the 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to create 
and facilitate the Women in Aviation Advisory Board. The Board 
would promote organizations and programs that provide 
education, training, mentorship, outreach, and recruitment of 
women into the aviation industry. (10 minutes)
    59. Graves (MO): Creates A GAO study on the use of 
proprietary exclusive rights by airports. (10 minutes)
    60. Rohrabacher (CA), Bass (CA): Ensures that aircraft 
transitioning from flight over ocean to flight over land fly at 
safe altitude and no lower than specific flight operations 
require. (10 minutes)
    61. Kilmer (WA): Requires the FAA to consider the emergency 
preparedness needs of a community served by an airport when 
evaluating that airport's master plan under the Airport 
Improvement Program. (10 minutes)
    62. Panetta (CA), Crowley (NY), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), 
Quigley (IL), Schakowsky (IL), Smith, Adam (WA), Suozzi (NY), 
Bass (CA), Peters, Scott (CA), Raskin (MD), Eshoo (CA), Chu 
(CA), Rice, Kathleen (NY), Khanna (CA), Speier (CA): Directs 
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration to 
evaluate alternative metrics to the current average day night 
level standard, such as the use of actual noise sampling and 
other methods, to address community airplane noise concerns and 
provide a report to Congress. (10 minutes)
    63. King, Steve (IA): Ensures that none of the funds 
authorized by the Act are used to implement, administer, or 
enforce the prevailing wage requirements of the antiquated 
Davis-Bacon Act. (10 minutes)
    64. Hill (AR): Requires the FAA to report on the status of 
the LIT VORTAC Agreement. (10 minutes)
    65. Lowey (NY): Requires the FAA to study and submit a 
report on the prevalence of allergic reactions on board 
flights, the reporting of reactions on flights, and the 
frequency of first aid inventory checks. (10 minutes)
    66. Fortenberry (NE): Allows Airport Improvement Program 
funds to be used to construct storage facilities to shelter 
snow removal, aircraft rescue, and firefighting equipment 
meeting certain conditions regardless of whether federal 
funding was used to acquire the equipment. (10 minutes)
    67. Beyer (VA), Norton (DC), Raskin (MD): Requires the FAA 
to review and revise helicopter flight paths for all 
helicopters, including military helicopters, flying in the 
National Capital Region--identifying and issuing new official 
paths if helicopters are able to fly at higher altitudes. (10 
minutes)
    68. Smith, Adrian (NE), Cheney (WY): Directs the 
Comptroller General to assess the current state of the aviation 
workforce, barriers to entry to the aviation workforce, and 
options to increase the future supply of individuals in the 
aviation workforce. (10 minutes)
    69. Suozzi (NY), Bass (CA), Quigley (IL): Asks for a report 
on airline and passenger safety pertaining to aging commercial 
aircraft: the average age of commercial aircraft owned and 
operated by United States carriers, overall use of planes, 
including average lifetime of commercial aircraft, the number 
of hours the aircraft are in flight, and the impact of metal 
fatigue on aircraft safety, review on contractor assisted 
maintenance of commercial aircraft and re-evaluation of the 
rules on inspection of aging airplanes. (10 minutes)
    70. Waters (CA): Requires the FAA to issue a report on 
diversions of aircraft from Los Angeles International Airport 
(LAX) to Hawthorne Municipal Airport. (10 minutes)
    71. Pearce (NM): Makes a technical correction to the 
Military Airport Program (MAP) to ensure MAP benefits are 
available to all former installations, as was the original 
intent of the enacting law. (10 minutes)
    72. Fleischmann (TN): States if the Secretary determines 
that safety is not affected, highway specifications of a State 
may be used for airfield pavement construction and improvement 
at nonprimary airports with aircraft under 60,000 pounds. (10 
minutes)
    73. Takano (CA): Provides a sense of Congress that the 
Administrator of the FAA and Secretary should produce a smart 
airports initiative plan that focuses on creating a more 
connected and consumer-friendly airport experience. (10 
minutes)
    74. Speier (CA): Directs the FAA Administrator to review 
and evaluated the design and effectiveness of commercial 
airline oxygen masks, and determine whether changes to the 
design could increase correct passenger usage. (10 minutes)
    75. Lewis, Jason (MN): Clarifies that MPOs established 
prior to December 18, 1991 should also have local elected 
officials on their governing boards. (10 minutes)
    76. Gibbs (OH), Beatty, (OH): Amends age adjustment for 
Part 135 and Part 91 that perform at least 150,000 turbojet 
operations. (10 minutes)
    77. Hastings, Alcee (FL): Requires the FAA to study and 
submit to Congress a report on technologies developed by 
international entities that have been installed in American 
airports and aviation systems, and aviation safety technology 
implemented by international entities that may assist in 
improving American aviation operations and safety. (10 minutes)
    78. Lipinski (IL): Directs a DOT rulemaking to require 
airlines to interline and provide accommodations to passengers 
who are displaced due to events within an airline's control. 
(10 minutes)
    79. Denham (CA), Cuellar (TX), Costa (CA): Clarifies the 
intent of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act 
of 1994 for motor carrier meal and rest regulations. (10 
minutes)
    80. Denham (CA): Sets a one year deadline for FAA to issue 
a rulemaking in accordance with Section 2209 of the FAA 
Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 to establish 
procedures for unauthorized UAV use over critical 
infrastructure. (10 minutes)
    81. Gonzalez-Colon (PR), Young, Don (AK): Requires a study/
assessment and data collection of the air cargo traffic in the 
Caribbean region. (10 minutes)
    82. Doggett (TX), Hurd (TX): Requires second-class medical 
certifications for operators of a commercial air balloon. (10 
minutes)
    83. Carter, Buddy (GA), Grothman (WI), Himes (CT): Requires 
federal agencies, in their cost-benefit analysis for 
acquisition of heavy equipment, to factor in renting as a 
viable alternative. (10 minutes)
    84. Comstock (VA), Harris (MD), Dunn (FL), Crist (FL), 
Beyer (VA), Posey (FL), Brown (MD): Requires a study on 
possible funding options for a potential federal grant program 
for spaceport activities. Requires a report on a National 
Spaceports Policy which evaluates the national security and 
civil space launch demands; proposes policies designed to 
ensure a robust and resilient orbital and suborbital spaceport 
infrastructure; reviews the development and investments made by 
international competitors; and other aspects. Establishes an 
Office of Spaceports within the FAA to support, promote, and 
enable infrastructure improvements at FAA-licensed spaceports 
in the U.S. (10 minutes)
    85. Lance (NJ), Frankel (FL): Requires the FAA to study the 
economic impact of TFRs on local airports and recommend ways to 
mitigate negative effects, including but not limited to, the 
potential of using security procedures to allow limited use of 
certain airports during a TFR. (10 minutes)
    86. Jayapal (WA): Directs the FAA Administrator to conduct 
a study on the infrastructure needs of fast-growing airports. 
(10 minutes)
    87. Lynch (MA), Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Bass (CA), Chu 
(CA), Quigley (IL), Khanna (CA), Raskin (MD): Directs the FAA 
Administrator to engage and cooperate with air carriers to 
identify and facilitate opportunities for air carriers to 
retrofit aircraft with devices that mitigate noise, including 
vortex generators. (10 minutes)
    88. Meng (NY): Requires the FAA to develop global-scale 
probabilistic convection guidance capability so that aircraft 
can avoid encounters with convection that causes turbulence. 
(10 minutes)
    89. Meng (NY), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin (MD), Suozzi 
(NY): Requires the FAA to develop a 5-year aircraft noise 
research and mitigation strategy. (10 minutes)
    90. Meng (NY), Norton (DC), Khanna (CA), Bass (CA), Raskin 
(MD), Suozzi (NY), Speier (CA): Requires the FAA within 1 year 
of enactment of the bill to complete the ongoing evaluation of 
alternative metrics to the current Day Night Level (DNL) 65 
standard. (10 minutes)
    91. Meadows (NC): Codifies a directive of President 
Clinton's 1993 Executive Order 12866, Section 1(b)(8), which 
stipulates that, whenever possible, any new standards 
promulgated by the FAA shall be performance-based standards 
providing an equal or higher level of safety. (10 minutes)
    92. DeSaulnier (CA): Requires a review of the feasibility 
of expanding the use of systems capable of detecting wrong 
surface alignment. (10 minutes)
    93. DeSaulnier (CA): Requires recommendations to ensure 
aviation safety in the event of power outages at airports. (10 
minutes)
    94. DeSaulnier (CA): Requires a review of the risks and 
benefits of equipping aircraft with runway awareness advisory 
systems. (10 minutes)
    95. DeSaulnier (CA): Requires a progress report on 
improving the Aviation Safety Information Analysis and Sharing 
program. (10 minutes)
    96. Zeldin (NY), Suozzi (NY), Meng (NY): Requires the FAA 
administrator to review the North Shore Helicopter Route to 
address the noise impact on affected communities, to improve 
altitude enforcement, and to assess alternatives including an 
all water route over the Atlantic Ocean. (10 minutes)
    97. Lawrence (MI), Lipinski (IL): Requires the FAA 
Administrator to conduct a study on the diversity of the 
cybersecurity workforce of the FAA in order to develop 
recommendations to increase the size, quality and diversity of 
such workforce. (10 minutes)
    98. Lawrence (MI), Lipinski (IL), Rosen (NV): Requires FAA 
to develop and transmit to Congress a report on cybersecurity 
and artificial intelligence standards plan for FAA operations. 
(10 minutes)
    99. Cardenas , Tony (CA), Rosen (NV): Expresses a sense of 
Congress that the aviation industry should hire more of the 
Nation's veterans. (10 minutes)
    100. Lipinski (IL): Directs a GAO study to quantify the 
costs and burdens imposed by significant airline network 
disruptions. (10 minutes)
    101. Moore, Gwen (WI): Authorizes FAA to take steps to 
improve compliance with the existing Department of 
Transportation Prompt Payment rule that requires subcontractors 
to be paid within a certain time period for satisfactory 
performance of their contracts. The amendment would also 
require the FAA to keep track of violations of this rule. (10 
minutes)
    102. Thompson, Mike (CA): Adds two categories to the Robert 
T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act 
eligibility. (10 minutes)
    103. Keating (MA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL): Requires 
Administrator of FEMA to develop a strategy to coordinate 
emergency response plans with state, tribal, and local 
governments, first responders, utility companies, and medical 
facilities. (10 minutes)
    104. Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Babin (TX), 
Abraham (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), Green, Gene (TX), Crist (FL): 
Allows for an arbitration process for those disputing their 
eligibility for assistance, or repayment of assistance, 
following a disaster. (10 minutes)
    105. Meadows (NC), Arrington (TX): Adds the Disaster 
Assistance Working Group of the Council of the Inspectors 
General on Integrity and Efficiency to the study conducted in 
SEC. 622. (10 minutes)
    106. Blumenauer (OR): Authorizes FEMA to reimburse building 
code and floodplain managers for building inspections conducted 
on buildings damaged immediately after a natural disaster. (10 
minutes)
    107. Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Babin (TX), 
Abraham (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), Green, Gene (TX): Provides 
for reimbursement to state and local units of government for 
housing that produces cost-savings to comparable FEMA 
solutions. (10 minutes)
    108. Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), Babin (TX), 
Abraham (LA), Higgins, Clay (LA), Green, Gene (TX), Crist (FL): 
Limits reductions in assistance for more than one building in a 
multi-structure educational, law enforcement, correctional, 
fire, or medical campus. (10 minutes)
    109. Jackson Lee (TX): Provides for a GAO report 240 days 
following enactment on long-term recovery efforts following 
Hurricane Andrew, September 11, 2001, Hurricane Katrina, 
Hurricane Ike, and Hurricane Sandy to better inform the 
Congress when catastrophic events occur that may require long-
term recovery planning. The report will define a federal 
disaster long-term recovery, the stages of a long-term 
recovery, and the competence and capacity of FEMA to manage 2 
or more major disasters of the magnitude exemplified--
simultaneously. Further the GAO will report on lessons that may 
be applied to future long-term disaster recovery efforts. The 
GAO will report on what existing authority granted to FEMA to 
advise and make recommendations to the President regarding 
Presidential Disaster Declarations may be instructive regarding 
a Presidential long-term recovery disaster declaration. (10 
minutes)
    110. Babin (TX), Graves, Garret (LA), Richmond (LA), 
Garamendi (CA): Prevents FEMA from recouping disaster relief 
funds that were previously certified by a FEMA Technical 
Assistance Contractor (TAC) as eligible, reasonable and 
reimbursable. Requires confirmation of the TAC determination 
through an audit by the DHS Inspector General. (10 minutes)
    111. Keating (MA), Murphy, Stephanie (FL): Requires 
Administrator of FEMA to provide training to state, local, and 
tribal governments, first responders, and facilities that store 
hazardous materials in the event of major disaster. (10 
minutes)
    112. McClintock (CA): Strikes Section 451 of H.R. 4, which 
authorizes the Essential Air Service. (10 minutes)
    113. Cartwright (PA), Lance (NJ), Webster (FL), Sanford 
(SC), Meadows (NC): Creates an interagency council on extreme 
weather, resilience, preparedness, and risk identification and 
management. It will improve each agency's planning for extreme 
weather events, improve interagency coordination and planning, 
and help the federal government interface with state and local 
officials to develop regional plans to manage the risks 
associated with extreme weather events. (10 minutes)
    114. Duncan (TN), Lewis, Jason (MN): Establishes a national 
standard for hiring motor carriers. (10 minutes)
    115. Comstock (VA), Goodlatte (VA), Norton (DC), Mooney 
(WV), Beyer (VA), Brown (MD), Connolly (VA), Raskin (MD): 
Prohibits the Secretary of Transportation from expanding the 
perimeter, granting additional exemptions, or authorizing the 
transfer or exchange of existing exemptions with respect to 
flight operations at DCA. (10 minutes)
    116. Comstock (VA), Larsen, Rick (WA), McMorris Rodgers 
(WA), Bass (CA): Strikes a provision in Section 703(b) of Title 
VII that proposes a contingency funding provision that would 
nullify the authorization for FAA's environmental R&D programs 
entirely should appropriators decline to appropriate full 
funding to certain other unrelated programs. (10 minutes)

 SUMMARY OF THE AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3144 IN PART B CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

    1. Bishop, Rob (UT): Narrows bill to avoid inadvertent 
impact on Army Corps of Engineers operation, maintenance and 
capital improvement activities consistent with project 
authorizations.

           PART A-TEXT OF AMENDMENTS TO H.R. 4 MADE IN ORDER

                    TEXT OF AMENDMENTS MADE IN ORDER

1. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Shuster of Pennsylvania 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 8, strike lines 19 through 22 and insert the following:
  (b) Authorized Expenditures.--Section 48101(c) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in the subsection heading by striking ``Automated 
        Surface Observation System/Automated Weather Observing 
        System Upgrade'' and inserting ``Authorized 
        Expenditures''; and
          (2) by striking ``may be used for the 
        implementation'' and all that follows through the 
        period at the end and inserting the following: ``may be 
        used for the following:
          ``(1) The implementation and use of upgrades to the 
        current automated surface observation system/automated 
        weather observing system, if the upgrade is 
        successfully demonstrated.
          ``(2) The acquisition and construction of remote air 
        traffic control towers (as defined in section 510 of 
        the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018).
          ``(3) The remediation and elimination of identified 
        cybersecurity vulnerabilities in the air traffic 
        control system.
          ``(4) The construction of facilities dedicated to 
        improving the cybersecurity of the National Airspace 
        System.
          ``(5) Systems associated with the Data Communications 
        program.
          ``(6) The infrastructure, sustainment, and the 
        elimination of the deferred maintenance backlog of air 
        navigation facilities and other facilities for which 
        the Federal Aviation Administration is responsible.
          ``(7) The modernization and digitization of the Civil 
        Aviation Registry.
          ``(8) The construction of necessary Priority 1 
        National Airspace System facilities.
          ``(9) Cost-beneficial construction, rehabilitation, 
        or retrofitting programs designed to reduce Federal 
        Aviation Administration facility operating costs.''.
  Page 8, line 13, strike ``$2,920,000,000'' and insert 
``$3,330,000,000''.
  Page 8, line 14, strike ``$2,984,000,000'' and insert 
``$3,398,000,000''.
  Page 8, line 15, strike ``$3,049,000,000'' and insert 
``$3,469,000,000''.
  Page 8, line 16, strike ``$3,118,000,000'' and insert 
``$3,547,000,000''.
  Page 8, line 17, strike ``$3,190,000,000'' and insert 
``$3,624,000,000''.
  Page 8, line 18, strike ``$3,263,000,000'' and insert 
``$3,701,000,000''.
  Page 9, line 5, strike ``$10,231,000,000'' and insert 
``$10,247,000,000''.
  Page 9, line 6, strike ``$10,434,000,000'' and insert 
``$10,486,000,000''.
  Page 9, line 7, strike ``$10,639,000,000'' and insert 
``$10,732,000,000''.
  Page 9, line 8, strike ``$10,861,000,000'' and insert 
``$11,000,000,000''.
  Page 9, line 10, strike ``$11,095,000,000'' and insert 
``$11,269,000,000''.
  Page 9, line 12, strike ``$11,329,000,000'' and insert 
``$11,537,000,000''.
  Page 9, after line 13, insert the following:
  (b) Authorized Expenditures.--Section 106(k)(2) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
                  ``(D) Not more than the following amounts for 
                commercial space transportation activities:
                          ``(i) $22,587,000 for fiscal year 
                        2018.
                          ``(ii) $33,038,000 for fiscal year 
                        2019.
                          ``(iii) $43,500,000 for fiscal year 
                        2020.
                          ``(iv) $54,970,000 for fiscal year 
                        2021.
                          ``(v) $64,449,000 for fiscal year 
                        2022.
                          ``(vi) $75,938,000 for fiscal year 
                        2023.''.
  Page 9, line 14, strike ``(b)'' and insert ``(c)''.
  At the end of subtitle C of title I, add the following:

SEC. 1__. SUPPLEMENTAL DISCRETIONARY FUNDS.

  Section 47115 of title 49, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(j) Supplemental Discretionary Funds.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Secretary shall establish a 
        program to provide grants, subject to the conditions of 
        this subsection, for any purpose for which amounts are 
        made available under section 48103 that the Secretary 
        considers most appropriate to carry out this 
        subchapter.
          ``(2) Treatment of grants.--
                  ``(A) In general.--A grant made under this 
                subsection shall be treated as having been made 
                pursuant to the Secretary's authority under 
                section 47104(a) and from the Secretary's 
                discretionary fund under subsection (a) of this 
                section.
                  ``(B) Exception.--Except as otherwise 
                provided in this subsection, grants made under 
                this subsection shall not be subject to 
                subsection (c), section 47117(e), or any other 
                apportionment formula, special apportionment 
                category, or minimum percentage set forth in 
                this chapter.
          ``(3) Eligibility.--The Secretary may provide grants 
        under this subsection only for projects--
                  ``(A) at a nonprimary airport that--
                          ``(i) is classified as a regional, 
                        local, or basic airport, as determined 
                        using the Department of 
                        Transportation's most recently 
                        published classification; and
                          ``(ii) is not located within a 
                        Metropolitan Statistical Area (as 
                        defined by the Office of Management and 
                        Budget);
                  ``(B) at a nonhub, small hub, or medium hub 
                airport; or
                  ``(C) at an airport receiving an exemption 
                under section 47134.
          ``(4) Federal share.--
                  ``(A) In general.--Except as provided in 
                subparagraph (B), the Government's share of 
                allowable project costs under this subsection 
                is 80 percent.
                  ``(B) Submission.--In applying for a grant 
                under this subsection, an airport sponsor that 
                proposes a lower Government share of allowable 
                project costs than the share specified in 
                subparagraph (A) shall receive priority 
                commensurate with the reduction in such share. 
                Projects shall receive equal priority 
                consideration if such project--
                          ``(i) has a proposed Government cost 
                        share of 50 percent or less; or
                          ``(ii) is at an airport receiving an 
                        exemption under section 47134.
          ``(5) Authorization.--
                  ``(A) In general.--There is authorized to be 
                appropriated to the Secretary to carry out this 
                subsection the following amounts:
                          ``(i) $1,020,000,000 for fiscal year 
                        2019.
                          ``(ii) $1,041,000,000 for fiscal year 
                        2020.
                          ``(iii) $1,064,000,000 for fiscal 
                        year 2021.
                          ``(iv) $1,087,000,000 for fiscal year 
                        2022.
                          ``(v) $1,110,000,000 for fiscal year 
                        2023.
                  ``(B) Availability.--Sums authorized to be 
                appropriated under subparagraph (A) shall 
                remain available for 2 fiscal years.''.

SEC. 1__. SAFETY EQUIPMENT.

  Section 47102(3)(B)(ii) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``and emergency call boxes,'' and inserting 
``emergency call boxes, and counter-UAS systems (as defined in 
section 40102),''.
  Page 100, strike line 17 and all that follows through page 
103, line 19.
  At the end of subtitle A of title III, add the following:

SEC. 3__. FAA AND NTSB REVIEW OF GENERAL AVIATION SAFETY.

  (a) Study Required.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, in coordination with the Chairman of 
the National Transportation Safety Board, shall initiate a 
study of general aviation safety.
  (b) Study Contents.--The study required under subsection (a) 
shall include--
          (1) a review of all general aviation accidents since 
        2000, including a review of--
                  (A) the number of such accidents;
                  (B) the number of injuries and fatalities, 
                including with respect to both occupants of 
                aircraft and individuals on the ground, as a 
                result of such accidents;
                  (C) the number of such accidents investigated 
                by the National Transportation Safety Board;
                  (D) the number of such accidents investigated 
                by the Federal Aviation Administration; and
                  (E) a summary of the factual findings and 
                probable cause determinations with respect to 
                such accidents;
          (2) an assessment of the most common probable cause 
        determinations issued for general aviation accidents 
        since 2000;
          (3) an assessment of the most common facts analyzed 
        by the Federal Aviation Administration and the National 
        Transportation Safety Board in the course of 
        investigations of general aviation accidents since 
        2000, including operational details;
          (4) a review of the safety recommendations of the 
        National Transportation Safety Board related to general 
        aviation accidents since 2000;
          (5) an assessment of the responses of the Federal 
        Aviation Administration and the general aviation 
        community to the safety recommendations of the National 
        Transportation Safety Board related to general aviation 
        accidents since 2000;
          (6) an assessment of the most common general aviation 
        safety issues;
          (7) a review of the total costs to the Federal 
        Government to conduct investigations of general 
        aviation accidents over the last 10 years; and
          (8) other matters the Administrator or the Chairman 
        considers appropriate.
  (c) Recommendations and Actions To Address General Aviation 
Safety.--Based on the results of the study required under 
subsection (a), the Administrator, in consultation with the 
Chairman, shall make such recommendations, including with 
respect to regulations and enforcement activities, as the 
Administrator considers necessary to--
          (1) address general aviation safety issues identified 
        under the study;
          (2) protect persons and property on the ground; and
          (3) improve the safety of general aviation operators 
        in the United States.
  (d) Authority.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the Administrator shall have the authority to undertake actions 
to address the recommendations made under subsection (c).
  (e) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
study required under subsection (a), including the 
recommendations described in subsection (c).
  (f) General Aviation Defined.--In this section, the term 
``general aviation'' means aircraft operation for personal, 
recreational, or other noncommercial purposes.

SEC. 3__. CALL TO ACTION AIRLINE ENGINE SAFETY REVIEW.

  (a) Call to Action Airline Engine Safety Review.--Not later 
than 90 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
initiate a Call to Action safety review on airline engine 
safety in order to bring stakeholders together to share best 
practices and implement actions to address airline engine 
safety.
  (b) Contents.--The Call to Action safety review required 
pursuant to subsection (a) shall include--
          (1) a review of Administration regulations, guidance, 
        and directives related to airline engines during design 
        and production, including the oversight of those 
        processes;
          (2) a review of Administration regulations, guidance, 
        and directives related to airline engine operation and 
        maintenance and the oversight of those processes;
          (3) a review of reportable accidents and incidents 
        involving airline engines during calendar years 2014 
        through 2018, including any identified contributing 
        factors to the reportable accident or incident; and
          (4) a process for stakeholders, including inspectors, 
        manufacturers, maintenance providers, airlines, and 
        aviation safety experts, to provide feedback and share 
        best practices.
  (c) Report and Recommendations.--Not later than 90 days after 
the conclusion of the Call to Action safety review pursuant to 
subsection (a), the Administrator shall submit to the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
review and any recommendations for actions or best practices to 
improve airline engine safety.

SEC. 3__. SPECIAL RULE FOR CERTAIN AIRCRAFT OPERATIONS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 447 of title 49, United States Code, 
as amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end 
the following:

``Sec. 44737. Special rule for certain aircraft operations

  ``(a) In General.--The operator of an aircraft with a special 
airworthiness certificate in the experimental category may--
          ``(1) operate the aircraft for the purpose of 
        conducting a commercial space transportation support 
        flight; and
          ``(2) conduct such flight under such certificate 
        carrying persons or property for compensation or hire 
        notwithstanding any rule or term of a certificate 
        issued by the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
        Administration that would prohibit flight for 
        compensation or hire.
  ``(b) Limited Applicability.--Subsection (a) shall apply only 
to a commercial space transportation support flight that 
satisfies each of the following:
          ``(1) The aircraft conducting the commercial space 
        transportation support flight--
                  ``(A) takes flight and lands at a single site 
                that is licensed for operation under chapter 
                509 of title 51; and
                  ``(B) is used only to simulate space flight 
                conditions in support of--
                          ``(i) training for potential space 
                        flight participants or crew (as those 
                        terms are defined in chapter 509 of 
                        title 51); or
                          ``(ii) the testing of hardware to be 
                        used in space flight.
          ``(2) The operator of the commercial space 
        transportation support flight--
                  ``(A) informs, in writing, any individual 
                serving as crew of the aircraft that the United 
                States Government has not certified the 
                aircraft as safe for carrying crew or 
                passengers prior to executing any contract or 
                other arrangement to employ that individual 
                (or, in the case of an individual already 
                employed as of the date of enactment of this 
                section, prior to any commercial space 
                transportation support flight in which the 
                individual will participate as crew);
                  ``(B) prior to receiving any compensation for 
                carrying any passengers on the aircraft--
                          ``(i) informs, in writing, the 
                        passengers about the risks of the 
                        aircraft and commercial space 
                        transportation support flight, 
                        including the safety record for the 
                        operator's fleet of similar vehicle 
                        types and information sufficient to 
                        adequately describe the safety record 
                        for the vehicle type regardless of 
                        operator; and
                          ``(ii) informs, in writing, any 
                        passenger that the United States 
                        Government has not certified the 
                        aircraft as safe for carrying crew or 
                        passengers;
                  ``(C) provides any passenger an opportunity 
                to ask questions orally to acquire a better 
                understanding of the safety record of the 
                aircraft and commercial space transportation 
                support flight; and
                  ``(D) obtains written informed consent from 
                any individual serving as crew and all 
                passengers of the commercial space 
                transportation support flight that--
                          ``(i) identifies the specific 
                        aircraft the consent covers;
                          ``(ii) states that the individual 
                        understands the risk and that the 
                        presence of the individual on board the 
                        aircraft is voluntary; and
                          ``(iii) is signed and dated by the 
                        individual.
          ``(3) When the aircraft is also a launch vehicle, 
        reentry vehicle, or component of a launch or reentry 
        vehicle, the operator of the aircraft holds a license 
        or permit issued under chapter 509 of title 51 for that 
        vehicle or vehicle component.
          ``(4) Any other requirements that the Administrator 
        may prescribe to permit a commercial space 
        transportation support flight under this section.
  ``(c) Rules of Construction.--
          ``(1) Section 44711(a)(1) shall not apply to a person 
        conducting a commercial space transportation support 
        flight under this section only to the extent that a 
        term of the experimental certificate under which the 
        person is operating the aircraft prohibits the carriage 
        of persons or property for compensation or hire.
          ``(2) Nothing in this section shall be construed to 
        limit the authority of the Administrator to exempt a 
        person from a regulatory prohibition on the carriage of 
        persons or property for compensation or hire subject to 
        terms and conditions other than those described in this 
        section.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 447 of 
title 49, United States Code, as amended by this Act, is 
further amended by adding at the end the following:

``44737. Special rule for certain aircraft operations.''.

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, add the following:

SEC. 3__. DEFINITIONS.

  Section 40102(a) of title 49, United States Code, is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
          ``(48) `counter-UAS system' means a system or device 
        capable of lawfully and safely disabling, disrupting, 
        or seizing control of an unmanned aircraft or unmanned 
        aircraft system.
          ``(49) `public unmanned aircraft system' means an 
        unmanned aircraft system that meets the qualifications 
        and conditions required for operation of a public 
        aircraft.
          ``(50) `small unmanned aircraft' means an unmanned 
        aircraft weighing less than 55 pounds, including 
        everything that is on board or otherwise attached to 
        the aircraft.
          ``(51) `unmanned aircraft' means an aircraft that is 
        operated without the possibility of direct human 
        intervention from within or on the aircraft.
          ``(52) `unmanned aircraft system' means an unmanned 
        aircraft and associated elements (including 
        communication links and the components that control the 
        unmanned aircraft) that are required for the pilot in 
        command to operate safely and efficiently in the 
        national airspace system.
          ``(53) `UTM' means an unmanned aircraft traffic 
        management system or service.''.
  Page 176, strike line 9 (and redesignate accordingly).
  Page 176, after line 12, insert the following:
          (3) 3 representatives, to be appointed by the 
        Secretary, to represent the various segments of the air 
        ambulance industry.
  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4__. ENHANCED TRAINING OF FLIGHT ATTENDANTS.

  Section 44734(a) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) in paragraph (3) by striking ``and'' at the end;
          (2) in paragraph (4) by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``; and''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(5) dealing with allegations of sexual 
        misconduct.''.

SEC. 4__. ADDRESSING SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ON FLIGHTS.

  (a) Establishment of Working Group.--The Secretary of 
Transportation shall establish a sexual misconduct incident 
working group composed of aviation industry stakeholders, 
relevant Federal agencies, national organizations that 
specialize in providing services to victims of sexual 
misconduct, labor organizations that represent relevant 
aviation employees, and State and local law enforcement 
agencies.
  (b) Purpose of Working Group.--The purpose of the working 
group shall be to develop best practices for--
          (1) addressing sexual misconduct on flights;
          (2) airline employee training; and
          (3) protocols for law enforcement notification.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the working group shall submit a report 
describing the best practices developed pursuant to subsection 
(b) to the Secretary, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate.
  (d) Sunset.--The working group established pursuant to 
subsection (a) shall terminate 60 days after the submission of 
the report pursuant to subsection (c).
  At the end of subtitle B of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 4__. AIRLINE PASSENGERS WITH DISABILITIES BILL OF RIGHTS.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 423 of title 49, United States Code, 
as amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end 
the following:

``Sec. 42305. Airline Passengers With Disabilities Bill of Rights

  ``(a) In General.--The Secretary of Transportation shall 
develop a document, to be known as the `Airline Passengers With 
Disabilities Bill of Rights', that describes in plain 
language--
          ``(1) the basic responsibilities of covered carriers, 
        including their employees and contractors, under 
        section 41705; and
          ``(2) the protections of air passengers with 
        disabilities under section 41705.
  ``(b) Content.--In developing the Bill of Rights, the 
Secretary shall include, at a minimum, plain language 
descriptions of responsibilities and protections provided in 
law related to--
          ``(1) the right of passengers with disabilities to be 
        treated with dignity and respect;
          ``(2) the right of passengers with disabilities to 
        receive timely assistance, if requested, from properly 
        trained personnel of covered carriers and their 
        contractors;
          ``(3) the right of passengers with disabilities to 
        travel with and stow wheelchairs, mobility aids, and 
        other assistive devices, including necessary 
        medications and medical supplies;
          ``(4) the right of passengers with disabilities to 
        receive seating accommodations, if requested, to 
        accommodate a disability;
          ``(5) the right of passengers with disabilities to 
        speak with a complaint resolution officer or to file a 
        complaint with a covered carrier or the Department of 
        Transportation; and
          ``(6) the right of passengers with disabilities to 
        communications in an accessible format as required 
        under Federal regulations.
  ``(c) Rule of Construction.--The development of the Bill of 
Rights may not be construed as expanding or restricting the 
rights available to passengers with disabilities on the day 
before the date of enactment of this section pursuant to any 
statute or regulation.
  ``(d) Consultations.--In developing the Bill of Rights, the 
Secretary shall consult with appropriate stakeholders, 
including disability organizations and covered carriers.
  ``(e) Display.--Each covered carrier shall include the Bill 
of Rights--
          ``(1) on a publicly available internet website of the 
        covered carrier; and
          ``(2) in any pre-flight notification or communication 
        provided to a passenger who alerts the covered carrier 
        in advance of the need for accommodations relating to a 
        disability.
  ``(f) Training.--Covered carriers shall submit to the 
Secretary plans to ensure that their employees and contractors 
receive training on the responsibilities and protections 
described in the Bill of Rights. The Secretary shall review 
such plans to ensure the plans address the matters described in 
subsection (b).
  ``(g) Definitions.--In this section, the following 
definitions apply:
          ``(1) Bill of rights.--The term `Bill of Rights' 
        means the `Airline Passengers With Disabilities Bill of 
        Rights' developed under subsection (a).
          ``(2) Covered carrier.--The term `covered carrier' 
        means an air carrier or foreign air carrier, as those 
        terms are defined in section 40102(a).''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 423 of 
title 49, United States Code, as amended by this Act, is 
further amended by adding at the end the following:
``42305. Airline Passengers With Disabilities Bill of Rights.''.

SEC. 4__. CIVIL PENALTIES RELATING TO HARM TO PASSENGERS WITH 
                    DISABILITIES.

  Section 46301(a) of title 49, United States Code, is further 
amended by adding at the end the following:
  ``(7) Penalties Relating to Harm to Passengers With 
Disabilities.--
          ``(A) Penalty for bodily harm or damage to wheelchair 
        or other mobility aid.--The amount of a civil penalty 
        assessed under this section for a violation of section 
        41705 may be increased above the otherwise applicable 
        maximum amount under this section to an amount not to 
        exceed 3 times the maximum civil penalty otherwise 
        allowed if the violation involves--
                  ``(i) injury to a passenger with a 
                disability; or
                  ``(ii) damage to the passenger's wheelchair 
                or other mobility aid.
          ``(B) Separate offences.--Notwithstanding paragraph 
        (2), a separate violation of section 41705 occurs for 
        each act of discrimination prohibited by that 
        section.''.

SEC. 4__. HARMONIZATION OF SERVICE ANIMAL STANDARDS.

  (a) Rulemaking.--The Secretary of Transportation shall 
conduct a rulemaking proceeding--
          (1) to define the term ``service animal'' for 
        purposes of air transportation; and
          (2) to develop minimum standards for what is required 
        for service and emotional support animals carried in 
        aircraft cabins.
  (b) Considerations.--In conducting the rulemaking under 
subsection (a), the Secretary shall consider, at a minimum--
          (1) whether to align the definition of ``service 
        animal'' with the definition of that term in 
        regulations of the Department of Justice implementing 
        the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (Public Law 
        101-336);
          (2) reasonable measures to ensure pets are not 
        claimed as service animals, such as--
                  (A) whether to require photo identification 
                for a service animal identifying the type of 
                animal, the breed of animal, and the service 
                the animal provides to the passenger;
                  (B) whether to require documentation 
                indicating whether or not a service animal was 
                trained by the owner or an approved training 
                organization;
                  (C) whether to require, from a licensed 
                physician, documentation indicating the 
                mitigating task or tasks a service animal 
                provides to its owner; and
                  (D) whether to allow a passenger to be 
                accompanied by more than 1 service animal;
          (3) reasonable measures to ensure the safety of all 
        passengers, such as--
                  (A) whether to require health and vaccination 
                records for a service animal; and
                  (B) whether to require third-party proof of 
                behavioral training for a service animal;
          (4) the impact additional requirements on service 
        animals could have on access to air transportation for 
        passengers with disabilities; and
          (5) if impacts on access to air transportation for 
        passengers with disabilities are found, ways to 
        eliminate or mitigate those impacts.
  (c) Final Rule.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall issue a final rule 
pursuant to the rulemaking conducted under this section.
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that follows through the period at the end and insert 
``inserting `$155,000,000 for fiscal year 2018, $158,000,000 
for fiscal year 2019, $161,000,000 for fiscal year 2020, 
$165,000,000 for fiscal year 2021, $168,000,000 for fiscal year 
2022, and $172,000,000 for fiscal year 2023'.''.
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following:
  (a) Purpose and Input.--Section
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  (b) Military Operations Exclusion.--Section 804 of the FAA 
Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 44501 note) is 
amended--
          (1) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection 
        (f); and
          (2) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
  ``(e) Military Operations Exclusion.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Administrator may not realign 
        or consolidate a combined TRACON and tower with radar 
        facility of the FAA under this section if, in 2015, the 
        total annual military operations at the facility 
        comprised at least 40 percent of the total annual 
        TRACON operations at the facility.
          ``(2) TRACON defined.--In this subsection, the term 
        `TRACON' means terminal radar approach control.''.
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``United States Code, is amended by striking `and' and all that 
follows through `administrative' and inserting `and 
administrative'.''.
  Page 243, line 20, strike ``(48)'' and insert ``(54)''.
  Page 244, line 6, strike ``44737'' and insert ``44738''.
  Page 244, in the matter following line 18, strike ``44737'' 
and insert ``44738''.
  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. 5__. FAA EMPLOYEES IN GUAM.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Transportation shall enter 
into an agreement with the Secretary of Defense--
          (1) to allow Federal Aviation Administration 
        employees assigned to Guam, their spouses, and their 
        dependent children access to Department of Defense 
        hospitals located in Guam on a space available basis; 
        and
          (2) to provide for payments by the Federal Aviation 
        Administration to the Department of Defense for the 
        administrative costs associated with--
                  (A) enrolling Federal Aviation Administration 
                employees assigned to Guam, their spouses, and 
                their dependent children in any Department of 
                Defense system necessary to allow access 
                pursuant to paragraph (1); and
                  (B) billing an insurance company for any 
                medical costs incurred as a result of Federal 
                Aviation Administration employees, their 
                spouses, or their dependent children accessing 
                and receiving medical treatment or services at 
                a Department of Defense hospital located in 
                Guam.
  (b) Funds Subject to Appropriations.--Funds for payments by 
the Federal Aviation Administration described in subsection 
(a)(2) are subject to the availability of amounts specifically 
provided in advance for that purpose in appropriations Acts.

SEC. 5__. CLARIFICATION OF REQUIREMENTS FOR LIVING HISTORY FLIGHTS.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other law or regulation, 
in administering sections 61.113(c), 91.9, 91.315, 
91.319(a)(1), 91.319(a)(2), 119.5(g), and 119.21(a) of title 
14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any successor regulations), 
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
allow an aircraft owner or operator to accept monetary or in-
kind donations for a flight operated by a living history flight 
experience provider, if the aircraft owner or operator has--
          (1) volunteered to provide such transportation; and
          (2) notified any individual that will be on the 
        flight, at the time of inquiry about the flight, that 
        the flight operation is for charitable purposes and is 
        not subject to the same requirements as a commercial 
        flight.
  (b) Conditions To Ensure Public Safety.--The Administrator, 
consistent with current standards of the Administration for 
such operations, shall impose minimum standards with respect to 
training and flight hours for operations conducted by an owner 
or operator of an aircraft providing living history flight 
experience operations, including mandating that the pilot in 
command of such aircraft hold a commercial pilot certificate 
with instrument rating and be current and qualified with 
respect to all ratings or authorizations applicable to the 
specific aircraft being flown to ensure the safety of flight 
operations described in subsection (a).
  (c) Living History Flight Experience Provider Defined.--In 
this section, the term ``living history flight experience 
provider'' means an aircraft owner, aircraft operator, or 
organization that provides, arranges, or otherwise fosters 
living history flight experiences for the purpose of fulfilling 
its mission.

SEC. 5__. FAA ORGANIZATIONAL REFORM.

  (a) Chief Technology Officer.--Section 106(s) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended to read as follows:
  ``(s) Chief Technology Officer.--
          ``(1) In general.--
                  ``(A) Appointment.--There shall be a Chief 
                Technology Officer appointed by the Chief 
                Operating Officer, with the approval of the 
                Secretary. The Chief Technology Officer shall 
                report directly to the Chief Operating Officer 
                and shall be subject to the authority of the 
                Chief Operating Officer.
                  ``(B) Minimum qualifications.--The Chief 
                Technology Officer shall have--
                          ``(i) at least 10 years experience in 
                        engineering management or another 
                        relevant technical management field; 
                        and
                          ``(ii) knowledge of or experience in 
                        the aviation industry.
                  ``(C) Removal.--The Chief Technology Officer 
                shall serve at the pleasure of the Chief 
                Operating Officer.
                  ``(D) Restriction.--The Chief Technology 
                Officer may not also be the Deputy 
                Administrator.
          ``(2) Responsibilities.--The responsibilities of the 
        Chief Technology Officer shall include--
                  ``(A) ensuring the proper operation, 
                maintenance, and cybersecurity of technology 
                systems relating to the air traffic control 
                system across all program offices of the 
                Administration;
                  ``(B) coordinating the implementation, 
                operation, maintenance, and cybersecurity of 
                technology programs relating to the air traffic 
                control system with the aerospace industry and 
                other Federal agencies;
                  ``(C) reviewing and providing advice to the 
                Secretary, the Administrator, and the Chief 
                Operating Officer on the Administration's 
                budget, cost accounting system, and benefit-
                cost analyses with respect to technology 
                programs relating to the air traffic control 
                system;
                  ``(D) consulting with the Administrator on 
                the Capital Investment Plan of the 
                Administration prior to its submission to 
                Congress;
                  ``(E) developing an annual air traffic 
                control system technology operation and 
                maintenance plan that is consistent with the 
                annual performance targets established under 
                paragraph (4); and
                  ``(F) ensuring that the air traffic control 
                system architecture remains, to the maximum 
                extent practicable, flexible enough to 
                incorporate future technological advances 
                developed and directly procured by aircraft 
                operators.
          ``(3) Compensation.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Chief Technology 
                Officer shall be paid at an annual rate of 
                basic pay to be determined by the Secretary, in 
                consultation with the Chief Operating Officer. 
                The annual rate may not exceed the annual 
                compensation paid under section 102 of title 3. 
                The Chief Technology Officer shall be subject 
                to the postemployment provisions of section 207 
                of title 18 as if the position of Chief 
                Technology Officer were described in section 
                207(c)(2)(A)(i) of that title.
                  ``(B) Bonus.--In addition to the annual rate 
                of basic pay authorized by subparagraph (A), 
                the Chief Technology Officer may receive a 
                bonus for any calendar year not to exceed 30 
                percent of the annual rate of basic pay, based 
                upon the Secretary's evaluation of the Chief 
                Technology Officer's performance in relation to 
                the performance targets established under 
                paragraph (4).
          ``(4) Annual performance targets.--
                  ``(A) In general.--The Administrator and the 
                Chief Operating Officer, in consultation with 
                the Chief Technology Officer, shall establish 
                measurable annual performance targets for the 
                Chief Technology Officer in key operational 
                areas.
                  ``(B) Report.--The Administrator shall 
                transmit to the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives 
                and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation of the Senate a report 
                describing the annual performance targets 
                established under subparagraph (A).
          ``(5) Annual performance report.--The Chief 
        Technology Officer shall prepare and transmit to the 
        Secretary of Transportation, the Committee on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
        Representatives, and the Committee on Commerce, 
        Science, and Transportation of the Senate an annual 
        report containing--
                  ``(A) detailed descriptions and metrics of 
                how successful the Chief Technology Officer was 
                in meeting the annual performance targets 
                established under paragraph (4); and
                  ``(B) other information as may be requested 
                by the Administrator and the Chief Operating 
                Officer.''.
  (b) Conforming Amendments.--
          (1) Section 709(a)(3)(L) of the Vision 100-Century of 
        Aviation Reauthorization Act (49 U.S.C. 40101 note) is 
        amended by striking ``Chief NextGen Officer'' and 
        inserting ``Chief Technology Officer''.
          (2) Section 804(a)(4)(A) of the FAA Modernization and 
        Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 44501 note) is amended by 
        striking ``Chief NextGen Officer'' and inserting 
        ``Chief Technology Officer''.

SEC. 5__. INTRA-AGENCY COORDINATION.

  Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall direct the 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration and the 
Chief Operating Officer of the Air Traffic Organization to 
implement policies that--
          (1) designate the Associate Administrator for 
        Commercial Space Transportation as the primary liaison 
        between the commercial space transportation industry 
        and the Administration;
          (2) recognize the necessity of, and set forth 
        processes for, launch license and permit holder 
        coordination with the Air Traffic Organization on 
        matters including--
                  (A) the use of air navigation facilities;
                  (B) airspace safety; and
                  (C) planning of commercial space launch and 
                launch support activities;
          (3) designate a single point of contact within the 
        Air Traffic Organization who is responsible for--
                  (A) maintaining letters of agreement between 
                a launch license or permit holder and a Federal 
                Aviation Administration facility;
                  (B) making such letters of agreement 
                available to the Associate Administrator for 
                Commercial Space Transportation;
                  (C) ensuring that a facility that has entered 
                into such a letter of agreement is aware of and 
                fulfills its responsibilities under the letter; 
                and
                  (D) liaising between the Air Traffic 
                Organization and the Associate Administrator 
                for Commercial Space Transportation on any 
                matter relating to such a letter of agreement; 
                and
          (4) require the Associate Administrator for 
        Commercial Space Transportation to facilitate, upon the 
        request of a launch license or permit holder--
                  (A) coordination between a launch license and 
                permit holder and the Air Traffic Organization; 
                and
                  (B) the negotiation of letters of agreement 
                between a launch license or permit holder and a 
                Federal Aviation Administration facility or the 
                Air Traffic Organization.

SEC. 5__. FAA CIVIL AVIATION REGISTRY UPGRADE.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 3 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall complete covered upgrades of the 
Administration's Civil Aviation Registry (in this section 
referred to as the ``Registry'').
  (b) Covered Upgrade Defined.--In this section, the term 
``covered upgrades'' means--
          (1) the digitization of nondigital Registry 
        information, including paper documents, microfilm 
        images, and photographs, from an analog or nondigital 
        format to a digital format;
          (2) the digitalization of Registry manual and paper-
        based processes, business operations, and functions by 
        leveraging digital technologies and a broader use of 
        digitized data;
          (3) the implementation of systems allowing a member 
        of the public to submit any information or form to the 
        Registry and conduct any transaction with the Registry 
        by electronic or other remote means; and
          (4) allowing more efficient, broader, and remote 
        access to the Registry.
  (c) Applicability.--The requirements of subsection (a) shall 
apply to the entire Civil Aviation Registry, including the 
Aircraft Registration Branch and the Airmen Certification 
Branch.
  (d) Manual Surcharge.--Chapter 453 of title 49, United States 
Code, is amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 45306. Manual surcharge

  ``(a) In General.--Not later 6 months after the date of 
enactment of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, the 
Administrator shall impose and collect a surcharge on a Civil 
Aviation Registry transaction that--
          ``(1) is conducted in person at the Civil Aviation 
        Registry;
          ``(2) could be conducted, as determined by the 
        Administrator, with the same or greater level of 
        efficiency by electronic or other remote means; and
          ``(3) is not related to research or other non-
        commercial activities.
  ``(b) Maximum Surcharge.--A surcharge imposed and collected 
under subsection (a) shall not exceed twice the maximum fee the 
Administrator is authorized to charge for the registration of 
an aircraft, not used to provide air transportation, after the 
transfer of ownership under section 45302(b)(2).
  ``(c) Credit to Account and Availability.--Monies collected 
from a surcharge imposed under subsection (a) shall be treated 
as monies collected under section 45302 and subject to the 
terms and conditions set forth in section 45302(d).''.
  (e) Report.--Not later than 1 year after date of enactment of 
this Act, and annually thereafter until the covered upgrades 
required under subsection (a) are complete, the Administrator 
shall submit a report to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate describing--
          (1) the schedule for the covered upgrades to the 
        Registry;
          (2) the office responsible for the implementation of 
        the such covered upgrades;
          (3) the metrics being used to measure progress in 
        implementing the covered upgrades; and
          (4) the status of the covered upgrades as of the date 
        of the report.

SEC. 5__. REGULATORY STREAMLINING.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall issue a final regulation revising section 121.333(c)(3) 
of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, to apply only to 
flight altitudes above flight level 410.

SEC. 5__. ADMINISTRATIVE SERVICES FRANCHISE FUND.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this section, the inspector general of the 
Department of Transportation shall initiate an audit of the 
Administrative Services Franchise Fund of the FAA (in this 
section referred to as the ``Franchise Fund'').
  (b) Considerations.--In conducting the audit pursuant to 
subsection (a), the inspector general shall--
          (1) review the history, intended purpose, and 
        objectives of the Franchise Fund;
          (2) describe and assess each program, service, or 
        activity that uses the Franchise Fund, including--
                  (A) the agencies or government bodies that 
                use each program, service, or activity;
                  (B) the number of employees, including full-
                time equivalents and contractors, associated 
                with each program, service, or activity;
                  (C) the costs associated with the employees 
                described in subparagraph (B) and the extent to 
                which such costs are covered by Federal 
                appropriations or Franchise Fund revenue;
                  (D) the revenue, expenses, and profits or 
                losses associated with each program, service, 
                or activity;
                  (E) overhead rates associated with each 
                program, service, or activity; and
                  (F) a breakdown of the revenue collected from 
                services provided to the FAA, Department of 
                Transportation, other Federal entities, and 
                non-Federal entities;
          (3) assess the FAA's governance and oversight of the 
        Franchise Fund and the programs, service, and 
        activities that use the Franchise Fund, including the 
        use of internal and publicly available performance 
        metrics;
          (4) evaluate the current and historical unobligated 
        and unexpended balances of the Franchise Fund; and
          (5) assess the degree to which FAA policies and 
        controls associated with the Franchise Fund conform 
        with generally accepted accounting principles, Federal 
        policies, best practices, or other guidance relating to 
        revolving funds.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
initiation of the audit described in subsection (a), the 
Inspector General shall submit to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
audit, including findings and recommendations.
  (d) Definition.--In this section, the term ``FAA'' means the 
Federal Aviation Administration.

SEC. 5__. REPORT ON AIR TRAFFIC CONTROL MODERNIZATION.

  (a) FAA Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Chief Operating Officer of the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall submit to the Committee 
on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report describing the multiyear 
effort of the Administration to modernize the air 
transportation system (in this section referred to as the 
``modernization effort''), including--
          (1) the number of years that the modernization effort 
        has been underway as of the date of the report;
          (2) the total amount of money expended on the 
        modernization effort as of the date of the report 
        (including a description of how that amount was 
        calculated);
          (3) the net present value of the benefits reported 
        from aircraft operators resulting from the money 
        expended on the modernization effort as of the date of 
        the report;
          (4) a definition for the Next Generation Air 
        Transportation System (in this section referred to as 
        ``NextGen''), including a description of any changes to 
        that definition that occurred between 2003 and the date 
        of the report;
          (5) the net present value of the money expended on 
        NextGen as of the date of the report if such money had 
        been deposited into a Government trust fund instead of 
        being expended on NextGen;
          (6) a description of the benefits promised and 
        benefits delivered with respect to NextGen as of the 
        date of the report;
          (7) any changes to the benefits promised with respect 
        to NextGen between the date on which NextGen began and 
        the date of the report;
          (8) a description of each program or project that 
        comprises NextGen, including--
                  (A) when the program or project was 
                initiated;
                  (B) the total budget for the program or 
                project;
                  (C) the initial budget for the program or 
                project;
                  (D) the acquisition program baseline for the 
                program or project;
                  (E) whether the program or project has ever 
                breached the acquisition program baseline and, 
                if so, a description of when, why, and how the 
                breach was resolved;
                  (F) whether the program or project has been 
                re-baselined or divided into smaller segments 
                and, if so, a description of when, why, and the 
                impact to the cost of the program or project;
                  (G) the initial schedule for the program or 
                project;
                  (H) whether the program or project was 
                delayed and, if so, a description of how long, 
                why, and the impact to the cost of the program 
                or project;
                  (I) whether the Administration changed any 
                contract term or deliverable for the program or 
                project and, if so, a description of the 
                change, why it happened, and the impact to the 
                cost of the program or project;
                  (J) benefits promised with respect to the 
                program or project at initiation;
                  (K) benefits delivered with respect to the 
                program or project as of the date of the 
                report;
                  (L) whether the program or project was 
                cancelled and, if so, a description of why and 
                when;
                  (M) for cancelled programs or projects, 
                whether there were any costs associated with 
                the decision to cancel and, if so, a 
                description of the amount of the costs 
                (including for both the Administration and the 
                private sector);
                  (N) the metrics, milestones, and deadlines 
                set for the program or project and how the 
                Administration tracked and ensured compliance 
                with those metrics, milestones, and deadlines;
                  (O) how the Administration conducted 
                oversight of the program or project and any 
                related stakeholder collaboration efforts; and
                  (P) the status of the program or project as 
                of the date of the report;
          (9) the date upon which, or milestone by which, the 
        Administration anticipates NextGen will be complete; 
        and
          (10) any lessons learned during the NextGen effort, 
        and whether, how, and to what effect those lessons have 
        been applied.
  (b) Inspector General Report.--Not later than 270 days after 
the date on which the report required under subsection (a) is 
submitted, the inspector general of the Department of 
Transportation shall review the report and submit to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a statement of the inspector 
general that--
          (1) determines the accuracy of the information 
        reported;
          (2) describes any concerns with the accuracy of the 
        information reported;
          (3) summarizes concerns raised by the inspector 
        general, the Government Accountability Office, and 
        other sources with respect to the Administration's 
        implementation and oversight of NextGen since the date 
        on which NextGen began;
          (4) describes--
                  (A) any pertinent recommendations made by the 
                inspector general related to the 
                Administration's implementation and oversight 
                of NextGen since the date on which NextGen 
                began; and
                  (B) whether and how the Administration 
                addressed the recommendations; and
          (5) provides any other information that the inspector 
        general determines is appropriate.

SEC. 5__. AUTOMATIC DEPENDENT SURVEILLANCE-BROADCAST.

  Section 211(b) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act (49 
U.S.C. 40101 note) is repealed. The Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall ensure that any 
regulation issued pursuant to such subsection has no force or 
effect.

SEC. 5__. YOUTH ACCESS TO AMERICAN JOBS IN AVIATION TASK FORCE.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 90 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall establish a Youth Access to 
American Jobs in Aviation Task Force (in this section referred 
to as the ``Task Force'').
  (b) Duties.--Not later than 12 months after its establishment 
under subsection (a), the Task Force shall develop and submit 
to the Administrator recommendations and strategies for the 
Administration to--
          (1) facilitate and encourage high school students in 
        the United States, beginning in their junior year, to 
        enroll in and complete career and technical education 
        courses, including STEM, that would prepare them to 
        enroll in a course of study related to an aviation 
        career at an institution of higher education, including 
        a community college or trade school;
          (2) facilitate and encourage the students described 
        in paragraph (1) to enroll in a course of study related 
        to an aviation career, including aviation 
        manufacturing, engineering and maintenance, at an 
        institution of higher education, including a community 
        college or trade school; and
          (3) identify and develop pathways for students who 
        complete a course of study described in paragraph (2) 
        to secure registered apprenticeships, workforce 
        development programs, or careers in the aviation 
        industry of the United States.
  (c) Considerations.--When developing recommendations and 
strategies under subsection (b), the Task Force shall--
          (1) identify industry trends that encourage or 
        discourage youth in the United States from pursuing 
        careers in aviation;
          (2) consider how the Administration; air carriers; 
        aircraft, powerplant, and avionics manufacturers; 
        aircraft repair stations; and other aviation 
        stakeholders can coordinate efforts to support youth in 
        pursuing careers in aviation;
          (3) identify methods of enhancing aviation 
        apprenticeships, job skills training, mentorship, 
        education, and outreach programs that are exclusive to 
        youth in the United States; and
          (4) identify potential sources of government and 
        private sector funding, including grants and 
        scholarships, that may be used to carry out the 
        recommendations and strategies described in subsection 
        (b) and to support youth in pursuing careers in 
        aviation.
  (d) Report.--Not later than 30 days after submission of the 
recommendations and strategies under subsection (b), the Task 
Force shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure in the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a report outlining such recommendations and strategies.
  (e) Composition of Task Force.--The Administrator shall 
appoint members of the Task Force, including representatives 
from the following:
          (1) Air carriers.
          (2) Aircraft, powerplant, and avionics manufacturers.
          (3) Aircraft repair stations.
          (4) Local educational agencies or high schools.
          (5) Institutions of higher education, including 
        community colleges and aviation trade schools.
          (6) Such other aviation and educational stakeholders 
        and experts as the Administrator considers appropriate.
  (f) Period of Appointment.--Members shall be appointed to the 
Task Force for the duration of the existence of the Task Force.
  (g) Compensation.--Task Force members shall serve without 
compensation.
  (h) Sunset.--The Task Force shall terminate upon the 
submittal of the report pursuant to subsection (d).
  (i) Definition of STEM.--The term ``STEM'' means--
          (1) science, technology, engineering, and 
        mathematics; and
          (2) other career and technical education subjects 
        that build on the subjects described in paragraph (1).

SEC. 5__. AIRPORT INVESTMENT PARTNERSHIP PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--Section 47134 of title 49, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking the section heading and inserting 
        ``Airport investment partnership program'';
          (2) in subsection (b), by striking ``, with respect 
        to not more than 10 airports,'';
          (3) in subsection (b)(2), by striking ``The Secretary 
        may grant an exemption to a sponsor'' and inserting 
        ``If the Secretary grants an exemption to a sponsor 
        pursuant to paragraph (1), the Secretary shall grant an 
        exemption to the sponsor'';
          (4) in subsection (b)(3), by striking ``The Secretary 
        may grant an exemption to a purchaser or lessee'' and 
        inserting ``If the Secretary grants an exemption to a 
        sponsor pursuant to paragraph (1), the Secretary shall 
        grant an exemption to the corresponding purchaser or 
        lessee'';
          (5) by striking subsection (d) and inserting the 
        following:
  ``(d) Program Participation.--
          ``(1) Multiple airports.--The Secretary may consider 
        applications under this section submitted by a public 
        airport sponsor for multiple airports under the control 
        of the sponsor.
          ``(2) Partial privatization.--A purchaser or lessee 
        may be an entity in which a sponsor has an interest.''; 
        and
          (6) by striking subsections (l) and (m) and inserting 
        the following:
  ``(l) Predevelopment Limitation.--A grant to an airport 
sponsor under this subchapter for predevelopment planning costs 
relating to the preparation of an application or proposed 
application under this section may not exceed $750,000 per 
application or proposed application.''.
  (b) Airport Development.--Section 47102(3) of title 49, 
United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
following:
                  ``(P) predevelopment planning, including 
                financial, legal, or procurement consulting 
                services, related to an application or proposed 
                application for an exemption under section 
                47134.''.
  (c) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 471 of 
title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking the item 
relating to section 47134 and inserting the following:

``47134. Airport investment partnership program.''.

SEC. 5__. REVIEW AND REFORM OF FAA PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.

  (a) Establishment of Advisory Panel.--Not later than 90 days 
after the date of enactment of this section, the Secretary of 
Transportation shall establish an advisory panel comprising no 
more than 7 independent, nongovernmental experts in budget, 
finance, or personnel management to review and evaluate the 
effectiveness of the FAA's personnel management system and 
performance management program for employees not covered by 
collective bargaining agreements.
  (b) Review, Evaluation, and Recommendations.--The advisory 
panel shall, at a minimum--
          (1) review all appropriate FAA orders, policies, 
        procedures, guidance, and the Human Resources Policy 
        Manual;
          (2) review any applicable reports regarding FAA's 
        personnel management system, including reports of the 
        Department of Transportation Office of Inspector 
        General, Government Accountability Office, and National 
        Academy of Public Administration, and determine the 
        status of recommendations made in those reports;
          (3) review the personnel management system of any 
        other agency or governmental entity with a similar 
        system to the FAA for best practices with regard to 
        personnel management;
          (4) assess the unique personnel authorities granted 
        to the FAA, determine whether the FAA has taken full 
        advantage of those authorities, and identify those 
        authorities the FAA has not fully taken advantage of;
          (5) review and determine the overall effectiveness of 
        the FAA's compensation, bonus pay, performance metrics, 
        and evaluation processes for employees not covered by 
        collective bargaining agreements;
          (6) review whether existing performance metrics and 
        bonus pay practices align with the FAA's mission and 
        significantly improve the FAA's provision of air 
        traffic services, implementation of air traffic control 
        modernization initiatives, and accomplishment of other 
        FAA operational objectives;
          (7) identify the highest, lowest, and average 
        complete compensation for each position of employees 
        not covered by collective bargaining agreements;
          (8) survey interested parties and stakeholders, 
        including representatives of the aviation industry, for 
        their views and recommendations regarding improvements 
        to the FAA's personnel management system and 
        performance management program;
          (9) develop recommendations to address the findings 
        of the work done pursuant to paragraphs (1) through 
        (7), and to address views and recommendations raised by 
        interested parties pursuant to paragraph (8); and
          (10) develop recommendations to improve the FAA's 
        personnel management system and performance management 
        program, including the compensation, bonus pay, 
        performance metrics, and evaluation processes, for 
        employees not covered by collective bargaining 
        agreements.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after initiating the 
review and evaluation pursuant to subsection (a), the advisory 
panel shall submit a report on the results of the review and 
evaluation and its recommendations to the Secretary, the 
Administrator, the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate.
  (d) Report to Congress.--Not later than 3 months after 
submittal of the report pursuant to subsection (c), the 
Administrator shall transmit to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a report summarizing the findings of the advisory panel 
that--
          (1) contains an explanation of how the Administrator 
        will implement the recommendations of the advisory 
        panel and measure the effectiveness of the 
        recommendations; and
          (2) specifies any recommendations that the 
        Administrator will not implement and the reasons for 
        not implementing such recommendations.
  (e) Authority.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the Administrator has the authority to put in place any 
recommendations of the advisory panel.
  (f) Sunset.--The advisory panel shall terminate on the date 
that is 60 days after the transmittal of the report pursuant to 
subsection (d).
  (g) Definition.--In this section, the term ``FAA'' means the 
Federal Aviation Administration.

SEC. 5__. CONTRACT WEATHER OBSERVERS.

  Section 2306(b) of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security 
Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-190; 130 Stat. 641) is amended by 
striking ``2018'' and inserting ``2023''.

SEC. 5__. REGIONS AND CENTERS.

  (a) In General.--Section 44507 of title 49, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) by striking the section heading and inserting 
        ``Regions and centers'';
          (2) by striking ``The Civil Aeromedical Institute'' 
        and inserting the following:
  ``(a) Civil Aeromedical Institute.--The Civil Aeromedical 
Institute''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(b) William J. Hughes Technical Center.--The Secretary of 
Transportation shall define the roles and responsibilities of 
the William J. Hughes Technical Center in a manner that is 
consistent with the defined roles and responsibilities of the 
Civil Aeromedical Institute under subsection (a).''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 445 of 
title 49, United States Code, is amended by striking the item 
relating to section 44507 and inserting the following:

``44507. Regions and centers.''.
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2. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lewis of Georgia or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 11, after line 7, insert the following:

SEC. 1__. USE OF FUNDS FROM PASSENGER FACILITY CHARGES TO PREVENT POWER 
                    OUTAGES.

  Section 40117(a)(3) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(H) An on-airport project to purchase and 
                install generators to prevent power outages in 
                passenger areas of the airport, to separate an 
                airport's redundant power supply and its main 
                power supply, or for any other on-airport 
                project to prevent power outages or damage to 
                the airport's power supply.''.

  Page 32, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 1__. USE OF AIRPORT IMPROVEMENT FUNDS TO PREVENT POWER OUTAGES.

  Section 47102(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
          ``(P) an on-airport project to purchase and install 
        generators to prevent power outages in the passenger 
        areas of the airport, separate an airport's redundant 
        power supply and its main power supply, or prevent 
        power outages in the airport or damage to the airport's 
        power supply.''.
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3. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Soto of Florida or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 12, line 23, insert ``a sink or sanitizing equipment,'' 
after ``surface,''.
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 4. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Watson Coleman of New 
            Jersey or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 13, line 19, strike ``building.'' and insert ``building 
and will maintain a baby changing table in 1 men's and 1 
women's restroom in each passenger terminal building of the 
airport.''.
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  5. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McMorris Rodgers of 
          Washington or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 25, strike lines 13 through 18 and insert the following:
          (2) Exemption.--Section 47124(b)(3)(D) of title 49, 
        United States Code, is amended by adding at the end the 
        following: ``Airports with air service under part 121 
        of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, and more than 
        25,000 passenger enplanements in calendar year 2014 
        shall be exempt from any cost-share requirement under 
        this subparagraph.''.
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 6. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Westerman of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 32, after line 9, insert the following:

SEC. 137. GENERAL WRITTEN ASSURANCES.

  Section 47107(a)(17) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended by striking ``each contract'' and inserting ``if any 
phase of such project has received funds under this subchapter, 
each contract''.
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   7. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Krishnamoorthi of 
           Illinois or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 37, line 1, insert ``AND ECONOMIC'' after ``HEALTH''.
  Page 38, line 5, strike ``and'' at the end.
  Page 38, line 12, strike the period at the end and insert ``; 
and''.
  Page 38, after line 12, insert the following:
          (5) consider the economic harm or benefits to 
        businesses located party or wholly underneath flight 
        paths most frequently used by aircraft flying at an 
        altitude lower than 10,000 feet, including during 
        takeoff or landing.
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 8. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jayapal of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 37, line 23, strike ``or'' at the end.
  Page 37, after line 23, insert the following (and redesignate 
the subsequent subparagraph accordingly):
                  (H) Seattle; or
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9. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title I, add the following:

SEC. __. CONSTRUCTION OF CERTAIN CONTROL TOWERS.

  Section 47116(d) of title 49, United States Code, is amended 
adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) Control tower construction.--Notwithstanding 
        any provision of section 47124(b)(4)(A), the Secretary 
        may provide grants under this section to an airport 
        sponsor for the construction or improvement of a 
        nonapproach control tower, as defined by the Secretary, 
        and for the acquisition and installation of air traffic 
        control, communications, and related equipment to be 
        used in that tower. Such grants shall be subject to the 
        distribution requirements of subsection (b) and the 
        eligibility requirements of section 47124(b)(4)(B).''.
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 10. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Smith of Nebraska or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle C of title I, add the following:

SEC. __. SMALL AIRPORT REGULATION RELIEF.

  Section 47114(c)(1) is amended by striking subparagraph (F) 
and inserting the following:
                  ``(F) Special rule for fiscal years 2018 
                through 2020.--Notwithstanding subparagraph (A) 
                and subject to subparagraph (G), the Secretary 
                shall apportion to a sponsor of an airport 
                under that subparagraph for each of fiscal 
                years 2018 through 2020 an amount based on the 
                number of passenger boardings at the airport 
                during calendar year 2012 if the airport--
                          ``(i) had 10,000 or more passenger 
                        boardings during calendar year 2012;
                          ``(ii) had fewer than 10,000 
                        passenger boardings during the calendar 
                        year used to calculate the 
                        apportionment for fiscal year 2018, 
                        2019, or 2020, as applicable, under 
                        subparagraph (A); and
                          ``(iii) had scheduled air service at 
                        any point in the calendar year used to 
                        calculate the apportionment.''.
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 11. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Torres of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 42, line 17, insert the following:
  (k) Authorization for the Transfer of Funds From Department 
of Defense.--
          (1) In general.--The Administrator of the Federal 
        Aviation Administration may accept funds from the 
        Secretary of Defense to increase the authorized funding 
        for this section by the amount of such transfer only to 
        carry out projects designed for environmental 
        mitigation at a site previously, but not currently, 
        managed by the Department of Defense.
          (2) Additional grantees.--If additional funds are 
        made available by the Secretary of Defense under 
        paragraph (1), the Administrator may increase the 
        number of grantees under subsection (a).
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12. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lieu of California or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 46, after line 22, insert the following:

SEC. __. LEAD EMISSIONS.

  (a) Study.--The Secretary of Transportation shall enter into 
appropriate arrangements with the National Academies of 
Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine under which the National 
Research Council will conduct a study and develop a report on 
aviation gasoline.
  (b) Contents.--The study shall include an assessment of--
          (1) existing non-leaded fuel alternatives to the 
        aviation gasoline used by piston-powered general 
        aviation aircraft;
          (2) ambient Pb concentrations at and around airports 
        where piston-powered general aviation aircraft are 
        used; and
          (3) mitigation measures to reduce ambient Pb 
        concentrations, including increasing the size of run-up 
        areas, relocating run-up areas, imposing restrictions 
        on aircraft using aviation gasoline, and increasing the 
        use of motor gasoline in piston-powered general 
        aviation aircraft.
  (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to 
Congress the report developed by the National Research Council 
pursuant to this section.
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13. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Roskam of Illinois or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 46, after line 22, insert the following:

SEC. __. AIRPORT NOISE MITIGATION AND SAFETY STUDY.

  (a) Study.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall initiate a study to review and 
evaluate existing studies and analyses of the relationship 
between jet aircraft approach and takeoff speeds and 
corresponding noise impacts on communities surrounding 
airports.
  (b) Considerations.--In conducting the study initiated under 
subsection (a), the Administrator shall determine--
          (1) whether a decrease in jet aircraft approach or 
        takeoff speeds results in significant aircraft noise 
        reductions;
          (2) whether the jet aircraft approach or takeoff 
        speed reduction necessary to achieve significant noise 
        reductions--
                  (A) jeopardizes aviation safety; or
                  (B) decreases the efficiency of the National 
                Airspace System, including lowering airport 
                capacity, increasing travel times, or 
                increasing fuel burn;
          (3) the advisability of using jet aircraft approach 
        or takeoff speeds as a noise mitigation technique; and
          (4) if the Administrator determines that using jet 
        aircraft approach or takeoff speeds as a noise 
        mitigation technique is advisable, whether any of the 
        metropolitan areas specifically identified in section 
        157(b)(2) would benefit from such a noise mitigation 
        technique without a significant impact to aviation 
        safety or the efficiency of the National Airspace 
        System.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
study initiated under subsection (a).
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 14. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 46, after line 22, insert the following:

SEC. ___. AIRCRAFT NOISE, EMISSION, AND FUEL BURN REDUCTION PROGRAM.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Transportation may carry 
out an aircraft noise, emission, and fuel burn reduction 
research and development program.
  (b) Elements.--In carrying out the program under subsection 
(a), the Secretary may--
          (1) support efforts to accelerate the development of 
        new aircraft, engine technologies, and jet fuels;
          (2) pursue lighter and more efficient turbine engine 
        components, advanced aircraft wing designs, fuselage 
        structures for innovative aircraft architectures, and 
        smart aircraft and engine control systems; and
          (3) partner with private industry to accomplish the 
        goals of the program.
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15. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bass of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title I, insert the following:

SEC. 1__. TERMINAL SEQUENCING AND SPACING.

  Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall report to the appropriate committees of Congress on the 
status of Terminal Sequencing and Spacing (TSAS) implementation 
across all completed NextGen Metroplexes with specific 
information provided by airline regarding the adoption and 
equipping of aircraft and the training of pilots in its use.
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 16. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Speier of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title I of the bill, add the following:

SEC. __. NOISE AND HEALTH IMPACT TRAINING.

  (a) Study.--The Comptroller General of the United States 
shall conduct a study on--
          (1) while maintaining safety as the top priority, 
        whether air traffic controllers and airspace designers 
        are trained on noise and health impact mitigation in 
        addition to efficiency; and
          (2) the prevalence of vectoring flights due to over-
        crowded departure and arrival paths and alternatives to 
        this practice.
  (b) Report.--The Comptroller General shall submit to Congress 
a report on the results of the study.
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 17. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Denham of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title I, insert the following:

SEC. 1__. JUDICIAL REVIEW FOR PROPOSED ALTERNATIVE ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW 
                    AND APPROVAL PROCEDURES.

  Section 330(e) of title 23, United States Code, is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (2)(A) by striking ``2 years'' and 
        inserting ``150 days as set forth in section 139(l)''; 
        and
          (2) in paragraph (3)(B)(i) by striking ``2 years'' 
        and inserting ``150 days as set forth in section 
        139(l)''.
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18. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McSally of Arizona or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 51, after line 24, insert the following:
                          (x) Airport owners and operators.
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19. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kildee of Michigan or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title II, insert the following:

SEC. 2__. PERFORMANCE STANDARDS FOR FIREFIGHTING FOAMS.

  Not later than 2 years after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the FAA, using the latest version of 
National Fire Protection Association 403, ``Standard for 
Aircraft Rescue and Fire-Fighting Services at Airports'', and 
in coordination with the Administrator of the Environmental 
Protection Agency, aircraft manufacturers and airports, shall 
not require the use of fluorinated chemicals to meet the 
performance standards referenced in chapter 6 of AC No: 150/
5210-6D and acceptable under 139.319(l) of title 14, Code of 
Federal Regulations.
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20. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Estes of Kansas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 72, line 20, strike ``and''.
  Page 72, after line 20, insert the following:
                  (H) aircraft manufacturers; and
  Page 72, line 21, strike ``(H)'' and insert ``(I)''.
  Page 73, after line 7, insert the following:
          (4) ensuring adequate and timely provision of Flight 
        Standards activities and responses necessary for type 
        certification, operational evaluation, and entry into 
        service of newly manufactured aircraft;
  Page 73, line 8, strike ``(4)'' and insert ``(5)''.
  Page 73, line 10, strike ``(5)'' and insert ``(6)''.
  Page 73, lines 13 through 14, strike ``the date of enactment 
of this Act'' and insert ``the date of the establishment of the 
Task Force''.
  Page 73, lines 23 through 24, strike ``action or cost-
effective legislative action'' and insert ``, policy, or cost-
effective legislative action to improve the efficiency of 
agency activities''.
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21. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Soto of Florida or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 104, line 10, insert ``and pregnant women'' after 
``children''.
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      22. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 109, after line 15, insert the following:
  (a) Workforce Readiness.--The Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall coordinate with government, 
educational institutions, labor organizations representing 
aviation maintenance workers, and businesses to develop 
guidance or model curricula for aviation maintenance technician 
schools certificated under part 147 of title 14 of the Code of 
Federal Regulations to ensure workforce readiness for industry 
needs, including curricula related to training in avionics, 
troubleshooting, and other areas of industry needs.
          (1) Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment 
        of this Act, the Administrator shall publish the 
        guidance or model curricula.
          (2) The Administrator shall publish updates to the 
        guidance or model curricula at least once every 2 years 
        from the date of initial publication.
  Page 109, line 16, strike ``(a)'' and insert ``(b)''.
  Page 109, line 19, strike ``(b)'' and insert ``(c)''.
  Page 110, line 18, strike ``and''.
  Page 110, line 22, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 110, after line 22, insert the following:
          (7) develop recommendations for addressing the needs 
        for government funding, private investment, equipment 
        for training purposes, and other resources necessary to 
        strengthen existing training programs or develop new 
        training programs to support workforce growth in the 
        aviation industry.
  Page 110, line 23, strike ``(c)'' and insert ``(d)''.
  Page 111, line 4, strike ``(d)'' and insert ``(e)''.
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 23. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Long of Missouri or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. EXIT ROWS.

  (a) Review.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall conduct a review of current safety 
procedures regarding unoccupied exit rows on a covered aircraft 
in passenger air transportation during all stages of flight.
  (b) Consultation.--In carrying out the review, the 
Administrator shall consult with air carriers, aviation 
manufacturers, and labor stakeholders.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
review.
  (d) Covered Aircraft Defined.--In this section, the term 
``covered aircraft'' means an aircraft operating under part 121 
of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.
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 24. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crist of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 112, after line 12, insert the following:

SEC. 319. COMPTROLLER GENERAL REPORT ON FAA ENFORCEMENT POLICY.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Comptroller General of the United States shall 
complete a study, and report to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
United States Senate on the results thereof, on the 
effectiveness of Order 8000.373, Federal Aviation 
Administration Compliance Philosophy, announced on June 26, 
2015. Such study shall include information about--
          (1) whether reports of safety incidents increased 
        following the order;
          (2) whether reduced enforcement penalties increased 
        the overall number of safety incidents that occurred; 
        and
          (3) whether FAA enforcement staff registered 
        complaints about reduced enforcement reducing 
        compliance with safety regulations.
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   25. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sanford of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title III, add the following:

SEC. 3__ SPECIAL RULES FOR MODEL AIRCRAFT.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
relating to the incorporation of unmanned aircraft systems into 
Federal Aviation Administration plans and policies, including 
this subtitle, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration may not promulgate any rule or regulation 
regarding a model aircraft or an aircraft being developed as a 
model aircraft; except for--
          (1) rules regarding the registration of certain model 
        aircraft pursuant to section 44103; and
          (2) rules regarding unmanned aircraft that by design 
        provide advanced flight capabilities enabling active, 
        sustained, and controlled navigation of the aircraft 
        beyond the visual line of sight of the operator, if--
                  (A) the aircraft is flown strictly for hobby 
                or recreational use;
                  (B) the model aircraft operator is a current 
                member of a community-based organization and 
                whose aircraft is operated in accordance with 
                the organization's safety rules;
                  (C) the aircraft is limited to not more than 
                55 pounds unless otherwise certified through a 
                design, construction, inspection, flight test, 
                and operational safety program administered by 
                a community-based organization;
                  (D) the aircraft is operated in a manner that 
                does not interfere with and gives way to any 
                manned aircraft;
                  (E) the aircraft is not operated over or 
                within the property of a fixed site facility 
                that operates amusement rides available for use 
                by the general public or the property extending 
                500 lateral feet beyond the perimeter of such 
                facility unless the operation is authorized by 
                the owner of the amusement facility; and
                  (F) when flown within 3 miles of an airport, 
                the operator of the aircraft provides the 
                airport operator and the airport air traffic 
                control tower (when an air traffic facility is 
                located at the airport) with prior notice of 
                the operation (model aircraft operators flying 
                from a permanent location within 3 miles of an 
                airport should establish a mutually agreed upon 
                operating procedure with the airport operator 
                and the airport air traffic control tower (when 
                an air traffic facility is located at the 
                airport)).
  (b) Automated Instant Authorization.--When the FAA has 
established a fully operational and functional automated 
instant authorization and notification system, the model 
aircraft operator shall use this system for access to 
controlled airspace unless flown at a permanent location made 
known to the Administrator (model aircraft operators flying 
from a permanent location should establish a mutually agreed 
upon operating procedure with the airport operator and the 
airport air traffic control tower (when an air traffic facility 
is located at the airport)).
  (c) Commercial Operation for Instructional or Educational 
Purposes.--A flight of an unmanned aircraft shall be treated as 
a flight of a model aircraft for purposes of subsection (a) 
(regardless of any compensation, reimbursement, or other 
consideration exchanged or incidental economic benefit gained 
in the course of planning, operating, or supervising the 
flight), if the flight is--
          (1) conducted for instructional or educational 
        purposes; and
          (2) operated or supervised by a member of a 
        community-based organization recognized pursuant to 
        subsection (e).
  (d) Statutory Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
construed to limit the authority of the Administrator to pursue 
enforcement action against persons operating model aircraft who 
endanger the safety of the national airspace system.
  (e) Community-based Organization Defined.--In this section, 
the term ``community-based organization'' means a nationwide 
membership-based associationn entity that--
          (1) is described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal 
        Revenue Code of 1986;
          (2) is exempt from tax under section 501(a) of the 
        Internal Revenue Code of 1986;
          (3) the mission of which is demonstrably the 
        furtherance of model aviation;
          (4) provides a comprehensive set of safety guidelines 
        for all aspects of model aviation addressing the 
        assembly and operation of model aircraft and that 
        emphasize safe aeromodeling operations within the 
        national airspace system and the protection and safety 
        of individuals and property on the ground, and may 
        provide a comprehensive set of safety rules and 
        programming for the operation of unmanned aircraft that 
        have the advanced flight capabilities enabling active, 
        sustained, and controlled navigation of the aircraft 
        beyond visual line of sight of the operator;
          (5) provides programming and support for any local 
        charter organizations, affiliates, or clubs; and
          (6) provides assistance and support in the 
        development and operation of locally designated model 
        aircraft flying sites.
  (f) Recognition of Community-based Organizations.--In 
collaboration with aeromodelling stakeholders, the 
Administrator shall publish an advisory circular within 180 
days of enactment that identifies the criteria and process 
required for recognition of nationwide community-based 
organizations. This recognition shall be in the form of a 
memorandum of agreement between the FAA and each community-
based organization and does not require regulatory action to 
implement.
  (g) Effective Date.--Except for rules to implement remote 
identification for unmanned aircraft that by design provide 
advanced flight capabilities enabling active, sustained, and 
controlled navigation of the aircraft beyond the visual line of 
sight of the operator and for rules regarding the registration 
of certain model aircraft pursuant to section 44103, this 
section shall become effective when the rule, referred to in 
section 532 of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, regarding 
revisions to part 107 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, 
becomes final.

SEC. 3__. RECREATIONAL UAS.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 120 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall issue rules and regulations 
relating to small UAS flown for recreational or educational 
use, and that are not operated within all of the criteria 
outlined in the special rule for model aircraft in section 
45505 of title 49, United States Code, or the requirements of 
part 107 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.
  (b) Regulatory Authority.--When issuing the rules and 
regulation pursuant to this section, the Administrator shall--
          (1) require the completion of an online or electronic 
        educational tutorial that is focused on knowledge of 
        the primary rules necessary for the safe operation of 
        such UAS and whose completion time is of reasonable 
        length and limited duration;
          (2) include provisions that enable the operation of 
        such UAS by individuals under the age of 16 without a 
        certificated pilot;
          (3) require UAS operators within Class B, C, D and E 
        airspace to obtain authorization, as the Administrator 
        may determine to be necessary within that airspace, but 
        only after a near-instantaneous automated airspace 
        authorization capability is available for the airspace 
        in which the operator wants to operate; and
          (4) include provisions that provide specific 
        operational rules for UAS operating in close proximity 
        to airports in class G airspace.
  (c) Maintaining Broad Access to UAS Technology.--When issuing 
rules or regulations for the operation of UAS under this 
section, the Administrator shall not--
          (1) require the pilot or operator of the UAS to 
        obtain or hold an airman certificate;
          (2) require a practical flight examination, medical 
        examination, or the completion of a flight training 
        program;
          (3) limit such UAS operations to pre-designated fixed 
        locations or uncontrolled airspace; or
          (4) require airworthiness certification of any UAS 
        operated pursuant to this section.
  (d) Collaboration.--The Administrator shall carry out this 
section in collaboration with industry and community-based 
organizations.
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 26. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeFazio of Oregon or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 138, strike line 1 and all that follows through line 9 
on page 141 and insert the following (and update the table of 
contents accordingly):

``Sec. 45509. Exception for limited recreational operations of unmanned 
                    aircraft

  ``(a) In General.--Except as provided in subsection (e), and 
notwithstanding chapter 447 of title 49, United States Code, a 
person may operate a small unmanned aircraft without specific 
certification or operating authority from the Federal Aviation 
Administration if the operation adheres to all of the following 
limitations:
          ``(1) The aircraft is flown strictly for recreational 
        purposes.
          ``(2) The aircraft is operated in accordance with or 
        within the programming of a community-based set of 
        safety guidelines that conform with published Federal 
        Aviation Administration advisory materials.
          ``(3) The aircraft is flown within the visual line of 
        sight of the person operating the aircraft or a visual 
        observer co-located and in direct communication with 
        the operator.
          ``(4) The aircraft is operated in a manner that does 
        not interfere with and gives way to any manned 
        aircraft.
          ``(5) In Class B, Class C, or Class D airspace or 
        within the lateral boundaries of the surface area of 
        Class E airspace designated for an airport, the 
        operator obtains prior authorization from the 
        Administrator or designee before operating and complies 
        with all airspace restrictions and prohibitions.
          ``(6) In Class G airspace, the aircraft is flown from 
        the surface to not more than 400 feet above ground 
        level and complies with all airspace restrictions and 
        prohibitions.
          ``(7) The operator has passed an aeronautical 
        knowledge and safety test described in subsection (g) 
        and administered by the Federal Aviation Administration 
        online for the operation of unmanned aircraft systems 
        and maintains proof of test passage to be made 
        available to the Administrator or law enforcement upon 
        request.
          ``(8) The aircraft is registered and marked in 
        accordance with chapter 441 of this title and proof of 
        registration is made available to the Administrator or 
        a designee of the Administrator or law enforcement upon 
        request.
  ``(b) Other Operations.--Unmanned aircraft operations that do 
not conform to the limitations in subsection (a) must comply 
with all statutes and regulations generally applicable to 
unmanned aircraft and unmanned aircraft systems.
  ``(c) Operations at Fixed Sites.--
          ``(1) Operating procedure required.--Persons 
        operating unmanned aircraft under subsection (a) from a 
        fixed site within Class B, Class C, or Class D airspace 
        or within the lateral boundaries of the surface area of 
        Class E airspace designated for an airport, or a 
        community-based organization conducting a sanctioned 
        event within such airspace, shall establish a mutually 
        agreed upon operating procedure with the air traffic 
        control facility.
          ``(2) Unmanned aircraft weighing more than 55 
        pounds.--A person may operate an unmanned aircraft 
        weighing more than 55 pounds, including the weight of 
        anything attached to or carried by the aircraft, under 
        subsection (a) if--
                  ``(A) the unmanned aircraft complies with 
                standards and limitations developed by a 
                community-based organization and approved by 
                the Administrator; and
                  ``(B) the aircraft is operated from a fixed 
                site as described in paragraph (1).
  ``(d) Updates.--
          ``(1) In general.--The Administrator, in consultation 
        with government and industry stakeholders, including 
        community-based organizations, shall initiate a process 
        to periodically update the operational parameters under 
        subsection (a), as appropriate.
          ``(2) Considerations.--In updating an operational 
        parameter under paragraph (1), the Administrator shall 
        consider--
                  ``(A) appropriate operational limitations to 
                mitigate risks to aviation safety and national 
                security, including risk to the uninvolved 
                public and critical infrastructure;
                  ``(B) operations outside the membership, 
                guidelines, and programming of a community-
                based organization;
                  ``(C) physical characteristics, technical 
                standards, and classes of aircraft operating 
                under this section;
                  ``(D) trends in use, enforcement, or 
                incidents involving unmanned aircraft systems;
                  ``(E) ensuring, to the greatest extent 
                practicable, that updates to the operational 
                parameters correspond to, and leverage, 
                advances in technology; and
                  ``(F) equipage requirements that facilitate 
                safe, efficient, and secure operations and 
                further integrate all unmanned aircraft into 
                the National Airspace System.
          ``(3) Savings clause.--Nothing in this subsection 
        shall be construed as expanding the authority of the 
        Administrator to require a person operating an unmanned 
        aircraft under this section to seek permissive 
        authority of the Administrator, beyond that required in 
        subsection (a) of this section, prior to operation in 
        the National Airspace System.
  ``(e) Statutory Construction.--Nothing in this section shall 
be construed to limit the authority of the Administrator to 
pursue an enforcement action against a person operating any 
unmanned aircraft who endangers the safety of the National 
Airspace System.
  ``(f) Exceptions.--Nothing in this section prohibits the 
Administrator from promulgating rules generally applicable to 
unmanned aircraft, including those unmanned aircraft eligible 
for the exception set forth in this section, relating to--
          ``(1) updates to the operational parameters for 
        unmanned aircraft in subsection (a);
          ``(2) the registration and marking of unmanned 
        aircraft;
          ``(3) the standards for remotely identifying owners 
        and operators of unmanned aircraft systems and 
        associated unmanned aircraft; and
          ``(4) other standards consistent with maintaining the 
        safety and security of the National Airspace System.
  ``(g) Aeronautical Knowledge and Safety Test.--
          ``(1) In general.--Not later than 180 days after the 
        date of enactment of this section, the Administrator, 
        in consultation with manufacturers of unmanned aircraft 
        systems, other industry stakeholders, and community-
        based aviation organizations, shall develop an 
        aeronautical knowledge and safety test that can be 
        administered electronically.
          ``(2) Requirements.--The Administrator shall ensure 
        the aeronautical knowledge and safety test is designed 
        to adequately demonstrate an operator's--
                  ``(A) understanding of aeronautical safety 
                knowledge; and
                  ``(B) knowledge of Federal Aviation 
                Administration regulations and requirements 
                pertaining to the operation of an unmanned 
                aircraft system in the National Airspace 
                System.''.
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27. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hanabusa of Hawaii or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 157, line 2, strike the semicolon and insert ``, 
including during emergency situations that may threaten public 
safety;''
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28. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lewis of Minnesota or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 161, after line 22, insert the following:

SEC. 342. UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS INTEGRATION PILOT PROGRAM.

  (a) Authority.--The Secretary of Transportation may establish 
a pilot program to enable enhanced drone operations as required 
in the October 25, 2017 Presidential Memorandum entitled 
``Unmanned Aircraft Systems Integration Pilot Program'' and 
described in 82 Federal Register 50301.
  (b) Applications.--The Secretary shall accept applications 
from State, local, and Tribal governments, in partnership with 
unmanned aircraft system operators and other private-sector 
stakeholders, to test and evaluate the integration of civil and 
public UAS operations into the low-altitude national airspace 
system.
  (c) Objectives.--The purpose of the pilot program is to 
accelerate existing UAS integration plans by working to solve 
technical, regulatory, and policy challenges, while enabling 
advanced UAS operations in select areas subject to ongoing 
safety oversight and cooperation between the Federal Government 
and applicable State, local, or Tribal jurisdictions, in order 
to--
          (1) accelerate the safe integration of UAS into the 
        NAS by testing and validating new concepts of beyond 
        visual line of sight operations in a controlled 
        environment, focusing on detect and avoid technologies, 
        command and control links, navigation, weather, and 
        human factors;
          (2) address ongoing concerns regarding the potential 
        security and safety risks associated with UAS operating 
        in close proximity to human beings and critical 
        infrastructure by ensuring that operators communicate 
        more effectively with Federal, State, local, and Tribal 
        law enforcement to enable law enforcement to determine 
        if a UAS operation poses such a risk;
          (3) promote innovation in and development of the 
        United States unmanned aviation industry, especially in 
        sectors such as agriculture, emergency management, 
        inspection, and transportation safety, in which there 
        are significant public benefits to be gained from the 
        deployment of UAS; and
          (4) identify the most effective models of balancing 
        local and national interests in UAS integration.
  (d) Application Submission.--The Secretary shall establish 
application requirements and require applicants to include the 
following information:
          (1) Identification of the airspace to be used, 
        including shape files and altitudes.
          (2) Description of the types of planned operations.
          (3) Identification of stakeholder partners to test 
        and evaluate planned operations.
          (4) Identification of available infrastructure to 
        support planned operations.
          (5) Description of experience with UAS operations and 
        regulations.
          (6) Description of existing UAS operator and any 
        other stakeholder partnerships and experience.
          (7) Description of plans to address safety, security, 
        competition, privacy concerns, and community outreach.
  (e) Reasonable Time, Manner, and Place Limitations.--
          (1) In general.--
                  (A) Requests.--The Lead Applicant may request 
                reasonable time, place and manner limitations 
                on low-altitude UAS operations within its 
                jurisdiction to facilitate the proposed 
                development and testing of new and innovative 
                UAS concepts of operations in addition to other 
                selection criteria.
                  (B) Self-implementing provisions.--The 
                Secretary shall require jurisdictions to ensure 
                that any time, place and manner limitations, 
                including those adopted through means such as 
                legislation or regulation, include self-
                implementing provisions that automatically 
                terminate those restrictions upon the 
                termination of the Memorandum of Agreement.
                  (C) Monitoring and enforcement.--
                          (i) In general.--Monitoring and 
                        enforcement of any limitations enacted 
                        pursuant to this pilot project shall be 
                        the responsibility of the jurisdiction.
                          (ii) Savings provision.--Nothing in 
                        clause (i) may be construed to prevent 
                        the Secretary from enforcing Federal 
                        law.
          (2) Examples.--Examples of reasonable time, manner, 
        and place limitations may include--
                  (A) prohibiting flight during specified 
                morning and evening rush hours or only 
                permitting flight during specified hours such 
                as daylight hours, sufficient to ensure 
                reasonable airspace access;
                  (B) establishing designated take-off and 
                landing zones, limiting operations over moving 
                locations or fixed site public road and parks, 
                sidewalks or private property based on zoning 
                density, or other land use considerations;
                  (C) requiring notice to public safety or 
                zoning or land use authorities before 
                operating;
                  (D) limiting UAS operations within designated 
                altitudes within airspace over the 
                jurisdiction;
                  (E) specifying maximum speed of flight over 
                specified areas;
                  (F) prohibiting operations in connection with 
                community or sporting events that do not remain 
                in one place (for example, parades and running 
                events); and
                  (G) mandating equipage.
  (f) Selection Criteria.--In making determinations, the 
Secretary shall evaluate whether applications meet or exceed 
the following criteria:
          (1) Overall economic, geographic, and climatic 
        diversity of the selected jurisdictions.
          (2) Overall diversity of the proposed models of 
        government involvement.
          (3) Overall diversity of the UAS operations to be 
        conducted.
          (4) The location of critical infrastructure.
          (5) The involvement of commercial entities in the 
        proposal and their ability to advance objectives that 
        may serve the public interest as a result of further 
        integration of UAS into the NAS.
          (6) The involvement of affected communities in, and 
        their support for, participating in the pilot program.
          (7) The commitment of the governments and UAS 
        operators involved in the proposal to comply with 
        requirements related to national defense, homeland 
        security, and public safety and to address competition, 
        privacy, and civil liberties concerns.
          (8) The commitment of the governments and UAS 
        operators involved in the proposal to achieve the 
        following policy objectives:
                  (A) Promoting innovation and economic 
                development.
                  (B) Enhancing transportation safety.
                  (C) Enhancing workplace safety.
                  (D) Improving emergency response and search 
                and rescue functions.
                  (E) Using radio spectrum efficiently and 
                competitively.
  (g) Implementation.--The Secretary shall use the data 
collected and experience gained over the course of this pilot 
program to--
          (1) identify and resolve technical challenges to UAS 
        integration;
          (2) address airspace use to safely and efficiently 
        integrate all aircraft;
          (3) inform operational standards and procedures to 
        improve safety (for example, detect and avoid 
        capabilities, navigation and altitude performance, and 
        command and control link);
          (4) inform FAA standards that reduce the need for 
        waivers (for example, for operations over human beings, 
        night operations, and beyond visual line of sight); and
          (5) address competing interests regarding UAS 
        operational expansion, safety, security, roles and 
        responsibilities of non-Federal Government entities, 
        and privacy issues.
  (h) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) The term ``Lead Applicant'' means an eligible 
        State, local or Tribal government that has submitted a 
        timely application.
          (2) The term ``NAS'' means the low-altitude national 
        airspace system.
          (3) The term ``UAS'' means unmanned aircraft system.
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 29. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Schiff of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III, insert the following:

SEC. 3__. ENFORCEMENT.

  (a) UAS Safety Enforcement.--The Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall establish a program to utilize 
available remote detection and identification technologies for 
safety oversight, including enforcement actions against 
operators of unmanned aircraft systems that are not in 
compliance with applicable Federal aviation laws, including 
regulations.
  (b) Reporting.--As part of the program, the Administrator 
shall establish and publicize a mechanism for the public and 
Federal, State, and local law enforcement to report suspected 
operation of unmanned aircraft in violation of applicable 
Federal laws and regulations.
  (c) Report to Congress.--Not later than 1 year after the date 
of enactment of the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018, and 
annually thereafter, the Administrator shall submit to the 
appropriate committees of Congress a report on the following:
          (1) The number of unauthorized unmanned aircraft 
        operations detected in restricted airspace, including 
        in and around airports, together with a description of 
        such operations.
          (2) The number of enforcement cases brought by the 
        Federal Aviation Administration or other Federal 
        agencies for unauthorized operation of unmanned 
        aircraft detected through the program, together with a 
        description of such cases.
          (3) Recommendations for safety and operational 
        standards for unmanned aircraft detection and 
        mitigation systems.
          (4) Recommendations for any legislative or regulatory 
        changes related to mitigation or detection or 
        identification of unmanned aircraft systems.
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30. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Grothman of Wisconsin 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title III of the bill, add the 
following:

SEC. ___. ACTIVELY TETHERED PUBLIC UAS.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall issue such regulations as are 
necessary to authorize the use of certain actively tethered 
public unmanned aircraft system by government public safety 
agencies without any requirement to obtain a certificate of 
waiver, certificate of authorization, or other approval by the 
Federal Aviation Administration.
  (b) Requirements.--The regulations issued pursuant to 
subsection (a) shall establish risk-based operational 
conditions for operation of actively tethered public unmanned 
aircraft systems by government public safety agencies that 
recognize and accommodate the unique operational circumstances 
of such systems, including the requirements that the aircraft 
component may only be operated--
          (1) within the line of sight of the operator;
          (2) less than 200 feet above the ground;
          (3) within class G airspace; and
          (4) at least 5 statute miles from the geographic 
        center of a tower-controller airport or airport denoted 
        on a current aeronautical chart published by the 
        Federal Aviation Administration, except that an 
        actively tethered public unmanned aircraft system may 
        be operated closer than 5 statute miles to the airport 
        if--
                  (A) the operator of the actively tethered 
                public unmanned aircraft system provides prior 
                notice to the airport operator and receives, 
                for a tower-controlled airport, prior approval 
                from the air traffic control facilitate located 
                at the airport; or
                  (B) the exigent circumstances of an emergency 
                prevent the giving of notice contemplated by 
                clause (i) and the actively tethered public 
                unmanned aircraft system is operated outside 
                the flight path of any manned aircraft.
  (c) Definition of Actively Tethered Public Unmanned Aircraft 
System.--The term ``actively tethered public unmanned aircraft 
system'' means public unmanned aircraft system in which the 
unmanned aircraft component--
          (1) weighs 4.4 pounds or less, including payload;
          (2) is physically attached to a ground station with a 
        taut, appropriately load-rated tether that provides 
        continuous power to the unmanned aircraft; and
          (3) is capable of being controlled and retrieved by 
        such ground station through physical manipulation of 
        the tether.
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31. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cramer of North Dakota 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  In title III, at the end of subtitle B add the following:

SEC. 342. REPORT ON POSSIBLE UNMANNED AIRCRAFT SYSTEMS OPERATION ON 
                    SPECTRUM ALLOCATED FOR AVIATION USE.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, and after consultation with relevant 
stakeholders, the Federal Aviation Administration, the National 
Telecommunications and Information Administration, and the 
Federal Communications Commission, shall submit to the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate, the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
the House of Representatives, and the Committee on Energy and 
Commerce of the House of Representatives a report--
          (1) on whether unmanned aircraft systems operations 
        should be permitted on spectrum designated for aviation 
        use, on an unlicensed, shared, or exclusive basis, for 
        operations within the UTM system or outside of such a 
        system;
          (2) that addresses any technological, statutory, 
        regulatory, and operational barriers to the use of such 
        spectrum for unmanned aircraft systems operations; and
          (3) that, if it is determined that spectrum 
        designated for aviation use is not suitable for 
        operations by unmanned aircraft systems, includes 
        recommendations of other spectrum frequencies that may 
        be appropriate for such operations.
  (b) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Unmanned aircraft system.--The term ``unmanned 
        aircraft system'' means an unmanned aircraft and 
        associated elements (including communication links and 
        the components that control the unmanned aircraft) that 
        are required for the pilot in command to operate safely 
        and efficiently in the national airspace system.
          (2) UTM.--The term ``UTM'' means an unmanned aircraft 
        traffic management system or service.
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32. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative LoBiondo of New Jersey 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title III, add the following:

SEC. __. U.S. COUNTER-UAS SYSTEM REVIEW OF INTERAGENCY COORDINATION 
                    PROCESSES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 60 days after that date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, in consultation with government 
agencies currently authorized to operate Counter-Unmanned 
Aircraft System (C-UAS) systems within the United States 
(including the territories and possessions of the United 
States), shall initiate a review of the following:
          (1) The process the Administration is utilizing for 
        interagency coordination of C-UAS activity pursuant to 
        a relevant Federal statute authorizing such activity 
        within the United States (including the territories and 
        possessions of the United States).
          (2) The standards the Administration is utilizing for 
        operation of a C-UAS systems pursuant to a relevant 
        Federal statute authorizing such activity within the 
        United States (including the territories and 
        possessions of the United States), including whether 
        the following criteria are being taken into 
        consideration in the development of the standards:
                  (A) Safety of the national airspace.
                  (B) Protecting individuals and property on 
                the ground.
                  (C) Non-interference with avionics of manned 
                aircraft, and unmanned aircraft, operating 
                legally in the national airspace.
                  (D) Non-interference with air traffic control 
                systems.
                  (E) Consistent procedures in the operation of 
                C-UAS systems to the maximum extent 
                practicable.
                  (F) Adequate coordination procedures and 
                protocols with the Federal Aviation 
                Administration during the operation of C-UAS 
                systems.
                  (G) Adequate training for personnel operating 
                C-UAS systems.
                  (H) Assessment of the efficiency and 
                effectiveness of the coordination and review 
                processes to ensure national airspace safety 
                while minimizing bureaucracy.
                  (I) Such other matters the Administrator 
                deems necessary for the safe and lawful 
                operation of C-UAS systems.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date upon 
which the review in subsection (a) is initiated, the 
Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives, the 
Committee on Armed Services of the House of Representatives, 
and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in 
the Senate, and the Committee on Armed Services of the Senate, 
a report on the Administration's activities related to C-UAS 
systems, including--
          (1) any coordination with Federal agencies and 
        States, subdivisions and States, political authorities 
        of at least 2 States that operate C-UAS systems; and
          (2) an assessment of the standards being utilized for 
        the operation of a counter-UAS systems within the 
        United States (including the territories and 
        possessions of the United States).
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33. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Davis of California or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 151, before line 17, insert the following (and 
redesignate accordingly):
          (6) the Administrator should--
                  (A) place particular priority in continuing 
                measures, including partnering with 
                nongovernmental organizations and State and 
                local agencies, to educate the public about the 
                dangers to public safety of operating unmanned 
                aircraft over areas that have temporary flight 
                restrictions in place, for purposes such as 
                wildfires, without appropriate approval or 
                authorization from the Forest Service; and
                  (B) partner with State and local agencies to 
                effectively enforce relevant laws so that 
                unmanned aircrafts do not interfere with the 
                efforts of emergency responders;
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   34. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sanford of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 161, after line 11, insert the following:
  (d) Program Alignment.--The Secretary shall submit a report 
to the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure and 
the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
within 90 days after enactment of this Act that describes how 
each of the following programs will be executed or implemented 
in a systematic and timely manner to avoid duplication, 
leverage capabilities learned across programs, and support the 
safe integration of UAS into the national airspace:
          (1) Commercially-operated Low Altitude Authorization 
        and Notification Capability.
          (2) The Unmanned Aircraft System Integration Pilot 
        Program.
          (3) The Unmanned Traffic Management Pilot Program.
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  35. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cicilline of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 181, after line 21, insert the following new paragraph 
(and redesignate the subsequent paragraphs accordingly):
          (2) Compensation (regarding rebooking options, 
        refunds, meals, and lodging) for flight diversions.
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36. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cardenas of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 182, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. OVERBOOKING POLICIES OF AIR CARRIERS.

  (a) Study.--The Secretary of Transportation shall conduct a 
study on the overbooking policies of air carriers and how the 
policies impact the United States economy.
  (b) Contents.--In conducting the study, the Secretary shall 
assess the effects of the overbooking policies on increasing or 
decreasing the costs of passenger air transportation.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary shall submit to Congress a 
report on the results of the study.
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 37. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 182, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. ___. TRAINING POLICIES REGARDING RACIAL, ETHNIC, AND RELIGIOUS 
                    NONDISCRIMINATION.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the 
United States shall submit to Congress a report describing--
          (1) each air carrier's training policy for its 
        employees and contractors regarding racial, ethnic, and 
        religious nondiscrimination; and
          (2) how frequently an air carrier is required to 
        train new employees and contractors because of turnover 
        in positions that require such training.
  (b) Best Practices.--After the date the report is submitted 
under subsection (1), the Secretary of Transportation shall 
develop and disseminate to air carriers best practices 
necessary to improve the training policies described in 
subsection (a), based on the findings of the report and in 
consultation with--
          (1) passengers of diverse racial, ethnic, and 
        religious backgrounds;
          (2) national organizations that represent impacted 
        communities;
          (3) air carrier;
          (4) airport operators; and
          (5) contract service providers.
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38. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Bonamici of Oregon or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle A of title IV, add the following new 
section:

SEC. 4__. AVIATION CONSUMER ADVOCATE AND COMPLAINT RESOLUTION 
                    IMPROVEMENT.

  (a) In General.--The Secretary of Transportation shall review 
aviation consumer complaints received that allege a violation 
of law and, as appropriate, pursue enforcement or corrective 
actions that would be in the public interest.
  (b) Considerations.--In considering which cases to pursue for 
enforcement or corrective action under subsection (a), the 
Secretary shall consider--
          (1) the requirements of the Air Carrier Access Act of 
        1986 (Public Law 99-435; 100 Stat. 1080);
          (2) unfair and deceptive practices by air carriers, 
        foreign air carriers, and ticket agents;
          (3) the terms and conditions agreed to between 
        passengers and air carriers, foreign air carriers, or 
        ticket agents;
          (4) aviation consumer protection and tarmac delay 
        contingency planning requirements for both airports and 
        airlines; and
          (5) any other applicable law.
  (c) Aviation Consumer Advocate.--
          (1) In general.--Within the Aviation Consumer 
        Protection Division of the Department of 
        Transportation, there shall be established the position 
        of Aviation Consumer Advocate.
          (2) Functions.--The Aviation Consumer Advocate 
        shall--
                  (A) assist consumers in resolving carrier 
                service complaints filed with the Aviation 
                Consumer Protection Division;
                  (B) evaluate the resolution by the Department 
                of Transportation of carrier service 
                complaints;
                  (C) identify and recommend actions the 
                Department can take to improve the enforcement 
                of aviation consumer protection rules and 
                resolution of carrier service complaints; and
                  (D) identify and recommend regulations and 
                policies that can be amended to more 
                effectively resolve carrier service complaints.
  (d) Annual Reports.--The Secretary, acting through the 
Aviation Consumer Advocate, shall submit to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives an annual report summarizing the following:
          (1) The total number of annual complaints received by 
        the Secretary, including the number of complaints by 
        the name of each air carrier and foreign air carrier.
          (2) The total number of annual complaints by category 
        of complaint.
          (3) The number of complaints referred in the 
        preceding year for enforcement or correction action by 
        the Secretary.
          (4) Any recommendations under subparagraphs (C) and 
        (D) of subsection (c)(2).
          (5) Such other data as the Aviation Consumer Advocate 
        considers appropriate.
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  39. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Langevin of Rhode 
            Island or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of subtitle B of title IV, add the following:

SEC. 44_. REGULATIONS ENSURING ASSISTANCE FOR INDIVIDUALS WITH 
                    DISABILITIES IN AIR TRANSPORTATION.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall--
          (1) review, and if necessary revise, applicable 
        regulations to ensure that individuals with 
        disabilities who request assistance while traveling in 
        air transportation receive dignified, timely, and 
        effective assistance at airports and on aircraft from 
        trained personnel; and
          (2) review, and if necessary revise, applicable 
        regulations related to air carrier training programs 
        for air carrier personnel, including contractors, who 
        provide physical assistance to passengers with 
        disabilities to ensure that training under such 
        programs--
                  (A) occurs on an appropriate schedule for all 
                new and continuing personnel charged with 
                providing physical assistance; and
                  (B) includes, as appropriate, instruction by 
                personnel, with hands-on training for employees 
                who physically lift or otherwise physically 
                assist passengers with disabilities, including 
                the use of relevant equipment.
  (b) Types of Assistance.--The assistance referred to 
subsection (a)(1) may include requests for assistance in 
boarding or deplaning an aircraft, requests for assistance in 
connecting between flights, and other similar or related 
requests, as appropriate.
  (c) Air Carrier Defined.--In this section, the term ``air 
carrier'' means an air carrier or foreign air carrier (as those 
terms are defined in section 40102(a) of title 49, United 
States Code).
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40. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative O'Halleran of Arizona 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 190, after line 6, insert the following (and redesignate 
accordingly):
  (b) Required Analysis on Communities.--In carrying out 
subsection (a)(2)(E) the Comptroller General shall include, for 
each option for further reform, an analysis of the impact on 
local economies of communities with airports receiving 
Essential Air Service funding, access to air travel for 
residents of rural communities and the impact to local 
businesses in such communities.
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 41. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Higgins of Louisiana 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title IV, insert the following:

SEC. 6__. AUTHORIZATION OF CERTAIN FLIGHTS BY STAGE 2 AIRPLANES.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding section 47534 of title 49, 
United States Code, not late than 180 days after the date of 
the enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall initiate a pilot program to 
permit the operator of a Stage 2 airplane to operate that 
airplane in revenue and nonrevenue service into medium hub 
airports or nonhub airports if--
          (1) the airport--
                  (A) is certified under part 139 of 14, Code 
                of Federal Regulations;
                  (B) has a runway that--
                          (i) is longer than 8,000 feet and not 
                        less than 200 feet wide; and
                          (ii) is load bearing with a pavement 
                        classification number of not less than 
                        38;
                  (C) has a maintenance facility with a 
                maintenance certificate issued under part 145 
                of such title; and
                  (D) certifies annually to the Administrator 
                that the airport intends to continue 
                participating in the pilot program;
          (2) the operator of the Stage 2 airplane operates not 
        more than 10 flights per month using that airplane; and
          (3) revenue flights will be limited to flights 
        transporting specific and necessary equipment to 
        maintain or improve the vital industry of small rural 
        communities.
  (b) Termination.--The regulations required by subsection (a) 
shall terminate on the earlier of--
          (1) the date that is 10 years after the date of the 
        enactment of the Act; or
          (2) the date on which the Administrator determines 
        that no Stage 2 airplane remain in service.
  (c) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Medium hub airport; nonhub airport.--The terms 
        ``medium hub airport'' and ``nonhub airport'' have the 
        meanings given those terms in section 40102 of the 
        title 49, United States Code.
          (2) Stage 2 airplane.--The term ``Stage 2 airplane'' 
        has the meaning given that term in section 91.851 of 
        title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (as in effect on 
        the day before the date of the enactment of this Act).
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 42. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeFazio of Oregon or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 214, strike lines 11 through 15.
  Page 215, beginning on line 13, strike ``Pursuant to section 
828 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 
44701 note), not'' and insert ``Not''.
  Page 216, strike lines 1 through 5 and insert the following:
          (1) ICAO technical instructions.--The term ``ICAO 
        Technical Instructions'' means the International Civil 
        Aviation Organization Technical Instructions for the 
        Safe Transport of Dangerous Goods by Air (as amended, 
        including any amendments adopted after the date of 
        enactment of this Act).
  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. ___. UNITED STATES LEADERSHIP.

  Section 828 of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 
(49 U.S.C. 44701 note), and the item relating to such section 
in the table of contents of such Act, is repealed.
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43. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Espaillat of New York 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 266, line 25, strike the semicolon and insert ``, 
including the fees charged to ground transportation providers 
for airport access;''.
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 44. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cuellar of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. AVAILABILITY OF SLOTS AND SLOT EXEMPTIONS FOR AIR CARRIERS AT 
                    RONALD REAGAN WASHINGTON NATIONAL AIRPORT.

  (a) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) New entrant air carrier; limited incumbent air 
        carrier; slot.--The terms ``new entrant air carrier'', 
        ``limited incumbent air carrier'' and ``slot'' have the 
        meanings given those terms in section 41714(h) of title 
        49, United States Code.
          (2) Large hub airport; medium hub airport; small hub 
        airport; nonhub airport.--The terms ``large hub 
        airport'', ``medium hub airport'', ``small hub 
        airport'', and ``nonhub airport'' have the meanings 
        given those terms in section 40102 of title 49, United 
        States Code.
          (3) Perimeter restriction.--The term ``perimeter 
        restriction'' means the restriction under section 49109 
        of title 49, United States Code, on the operation of 
        aircraft nonstop in air transportation between Ronald 
        Reagan Washington National Airport and another airport 
        that is more than 1,250 statute miles away from Ronald 
        Reagan Washington National Airport.
  (b) Limited Slot Conversions for Beyond Perimeter Operations 
at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.--
          (1) Authorization of additional slot exemptions.--
        Notwithstanding sections 49104(a)(5), 49109, and 41714 
        of title 49, United States Code, not later than 90 days 
        after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
        Secretary shall, by order, grant exemptions from the 
        requirements of subparts K and S of part 93 of title 
        14, Code of Federal Regulations, to enable air carriers 
        to operate limited frequencies and aircraft on routes 
        between Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport and 
        airports located beyond the perimeter restriction.
          (2) Beyond-perimeter operations.--The Secretary shall 
        make available, upon request, not more than 4 
        exemptions made available under paragraph (1) to each 
        air carrier that--
                  (A) sells flights in its own name;
                  (B) has daily scheduled service at Ronald 
                Reagan Washington National Airport as of the 
                date of the enactment of this Act; and
                  (C) commits, in using such an exemption--
                          (i) to discontinue the use of a slot 
                        for service between Ronald Reagan 
                        Washington National Airport and a large 
                        hub airport within the perimeter 
                        restriction and to operate, in place of 
                        such service, service between Ronald 
                        Reagan Washington National Airport and 
                        a large hub airport, medium hub 
                        airport, small hub airport, or nonhub 
                        airport located--
                                  (I) beyond the perimeter 
                                restriction that has no daily 
                                nonstop air service to Ronald 
                                Reagan Washington National 
                                Airport as of January 1, 2018; 
                                and
                                  (II) within 25 miles of a 
                                military medical center, an 
                                extremity injury and amputee 
                                center of excellence, as 
                                defined by the Duncan Hunter 
                                National Defense Authorization 
                                Act for Fiscal Year 2009, or a 
                                traumatic brain injury or burn 
                                treatment facility; and
                          (ii) to file a notice of intent with 
                        the Secretary to inform the Secretary 
                        of any change in circumstances 
                        concerning the use of the exemption 
                        that specifies the airport to be served 
                        using the exemption, the type of 
                        aircraft to be used, and the slot the 
                        carrier is discontinuing under clause 
                        (i).
          (3) Air carrier discretion.--Except with respect to 
        the requirements of paragraph (2), an air carrier that 
        receives an exemption under paragraph (1) shall have 
        sole discretion concerning the use of the exemption, 
        including the selection of the initial airport and any 
        subsequent airports to be served.
          (4) Return of within-perimeter slots.--An air carrier 
        shall be entitled to the return by the Secretary of a 
        slot for flights within the perimeter restriction if 
        the use of an exemption made available to the air 
        carrier under paragraph (1) is discontinued.
          (5) Prohibition against transfers.--In accordance 
        with section 41714(j) of title 49, United States Code, 
        an exemption granted under paragraph (1) to an air 
        carrier may not be bought, sold, leased, or otherwise 
        transferred by the air carrier.
  (c) Applicability.--
          (1) In general.--The provisions of subsections (b) 
        shall be suspended for not more than one year if the 
        Secretary makes a determination that changes to air 
        transportation at Ronald Reagan Washington National 
        Airport pursuant to this section are not in the public 
        interest.
          (2) Renewals.--The Secretary may renew the suspension 
        of subsection (b) pursuant to paragraph (1) for 
        additional periods of not more than one year if the 
        Secretary updates the determination under that 
        paragraph before the end of the preceding one-year 
        period.
          (3) Reports to congress.--The Secretary shall notify 
        the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation 
        of the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
        Infrastructure of the House of Representatives not 
        later than 14 calendar days after making a 
        determination under paragraph (1) and shall specify, in 
        that notification, the reasons for the determination.
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   45. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sanford of South 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. __. STUDY ON AIRPORT REVENUE DIVERSION.

  (a) Study.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall initiate a study of--
          (1) the legal and financial challenges related to 
        repealing the exception in section 47107(b)(2) of title 
        49, United States Code, for those airports the Federal 
        Aviation Administration has identified are covered by 
        the exception; and
          (2) measures that may be taken to mitigate the impact 
        of repealing the exception.
  (b) Contents.--The study required under subsection (a) shall 
address--
          (1) the level of revenue diversion at the airports 
        covered by the exception described in subsection (a)(1) 
        and the uses of the diverted revenue;
          (2) the terms of any bonds or financial covenants an 
        airport owner has issued relying on diverted airport 
        revenue;
          (3) applicable local laws or ordinances requiring use 
        of airport revenue for non-airport purposes;
          (4) whether repealing the exception would improve the 
        long-term financial performance of impacted airports; 
        and
          (5) any other practical implications of repealing the 
        exception for airports or the national aviation system.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
study.
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46. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cohen of Tennessee or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. 5__. ACCESS OF AIR CARRIERS TO INFORMATION ABOUT APPLICANTS TO BE 
                    PILOTS FROM NATIONAL DRIVER REGISTER.

  Section 30305(b)(8) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended to read as follows:
          ``(8)(A) An individual who is seeking employment by 
        an air carrier as a pilot may request the chief driver 
        licensing official of a State to provide information 
        about the individual under subsection (a) of this 
        section to the prospective employer of the individual, 
        the authorized agent of the prospective employer, or 
        the Secretary of Transportation.
          ``(B) An air carrier that is the prospective employer 
        of an individual described in subparagraph (A), or an 
        authorized agent of such an air carrier, may request 
        and receive information about that individual from the 
        National Driver Register through an organization 
        approved by the Secretary for purposes of requesting, 
        receiving, and transmitting such information directly 
        to the prospective employer of such an individual or 
        the authorized agent of the prospective employer.
          ``(C) Information may not be obtained from the 
        National Driver Register under this paragraph if the 
        information was entered in the Register more than 5 
        years before the request unless the information is 
        about a revocation or suspension still in effect on the 
        date of the request.''.
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 47. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Burgess of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of title V the following:

SEC. 543. PROHIBITION REGARDING WEAPONS.

  (a) In General.--Unless authorized by the Administrator of 
the Federal Aviation Administration, a person may not operate 
an unmanned aircraft or unmanned aircraft system that is 
equipped or armed with a dangerous weapon.
  (b) Dangerous Weapon Defined.--In this section, the term 
``dangerous weapon'' has the meaning given that term in section 
930(g)(2) of title 18, United States Code.
  (c) Penalty.--A person who violates this section is liable to 
the United States Government for a civil penalty of not more 
than $25,000 for each violation.
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    48. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fleischmann of 
          Tennessee or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V add the following:

SEC. __. GEOSYNTHETIC MATERIALS.

  The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration, to 
the extent practicable, shall encourage the use of durable, 
resilient, and sustainable materials and practices, including 
the use of geosynthetic materials and other innovative 
technologies, in carrying out the activities of the Federal 
Aviation Administration.
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49. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Perlmutter of Colorado 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. HELICOPTER FUEL SYSTEM SAFETY.

  (a) In General.--Chapter 447 of title 49, United States Code, 
is further amended by adding at the end the following:

``Sec. 44738. Helicopter fuel system safety

  ``(a) Prohibition.--
          ``(1) In general.--A person may not operate a covered 
        rotorcraft in United States airspace unless the design 
        of the rotorcraft is certified by the Administrator of 
        the Federal Aviation Administration to--
                  ``(A) comply with the requirements applicable 
                to the category of the rotorcraft under 
                paragraphs (1), (2), (3), (5), and (6) of 
                section 27.952(a), section 27.952(c), section 
                27.952(f), section 27.952(g), section 27.963(g) 
                (but allowing for a minimum puncture force of 
                250 pounds if successfully drop tested in-
                structure), and section 27.975(b) or paragraphs 
                (1), (2), (3), (5), and (6) of section 
                29.952(a), section 29.952(c), section 
                29.952(f), section 29.952(g),section 29.963(b) 
                (but allowing for a minimum puncture force of 
                250 pounds if successfully drop tested in-
                structure), and 29.975(a)(7) of title 14, Code 
                of Federal Regulations, as in effect on the 
                date of enactment; or
                  ``(B) employ other means acceptable to the 
                Administrator to provide an equivalent level of 
                fuel system crash resistance.
          ``(2) Covered rotorcraft defined.--In this 
        subsection, the term `covered rotorcraft' means a 
        rotorcraft not otherwise required to comply with 
        section 27.952, section 27.963, and section 27.975, or 
        section 29.952, section 29.963, and section 29.975 of 
        title 14, Code of Federal Regulations as in effect on 
        the date of enactment for which manufacture was 
        completed, as determined by the Administrator, on or 
        after the date that is 18 months after the date of 
        enactment of this section.
  ``(b) Administrative Provisions.--The Administrator shall--
          ``(1) expedite the certification and validation of 
        United States and foreign type designs and retrofit 
        kits that improve fuel system crashworthiness; and
          ``(2) not later than 180 days after the date of 
        enactment of this section, and periodically thereafter, 
        issue a bulletin to--
                  ``(A) inform rotorcraft owners and operators 
                of available modifications to improve fuel 
                system crashworthiness; and
                  ``(B) urge that such modifications be 
                installed as soon as practicable.
  ``(c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section may be 
construed to affect the operation of a rotorcraft by the 
Department of Defense.''.
  (b) Clerical Amendment.--The analysis for chapter 447 of 
title 49, United States Code, is amended by adding at the end 
the following:

``44738. Helicopter fuel system safety.''.
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 50. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of title V the following:

SEC. ___. RULE FOR ANIMALS.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary shall issue a rule to require each primary 
airport (as defined in section 47102 of title 49, United States 
Code) to provide a designated area for animals, traveling with 
their owners, to relieve themselves.
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 51. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Mitchell of Michigan 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V of the bill, add the following:

SEC. ___. ENHANCED AIR TRAFFIC SERVICES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall establish a 
pilot program to provide air traffic control services on a 
preferential basis to aircraft equipped with certain NextGen 
avionics that--
          (1) lasts at least 2 years; and
          (2) operates in at 3 least suitable airports.
  (b) Duration of Daily Service.--The air traffic control 
services provided under the pilot program established under 
subsection (a) shall occur for at least 3 consecutive hours 
between 0600 and 2200 local time during each day of the pilot 
program.
  (c) Airport Selection.--The Administrator shall designate 
airports for participation in the pilot program after 
consultation with aircraft operators, manufacturers, and 
airport sponsors.
  (d) Definitions.--
          (1) Certain nextgen avionics.--The term ``certain 
        NextGen avionics'' means those avionics and related 
        software designated by the Administrator after 
        consultations with aircraft operators and 
        manufacturers.
          (2) Preferential basis.--The term ``preferential 
        basis'' means--
                  (A) prioritizing aircraft equipped with 
                certain NextGen avionics during a Ground Delay 
                Program by assigning them fewer minutes of 
                delay relative to other aircraft; and
                  (B) sequencing aircraft equipped with certain 
                NextGen avionics ahead of other aircraft in the 
                Traffic Flow Management System to the maximum 
                extent consistent with safety.
  (e) Sunset.--The pilot program established under subsection 
(a) shall terminate on September 30, 2023.
  (f) Report.--Not later than 90 days after the date on which 
the pilot program terminates, the Administrator shall submit to 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
pilot program.
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 52. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Mitchell of Michigan 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 511__. NEXTGEN DELIVERY STUDY.

  (a) Study.--Not later than 180 days after the enactment of 
this Act, the Inspector General of the Department of 
Transportation shall initiate a study of the potential impacts 
of a significantly delayed, significantly diminished, or 
completely failed delivery of the Next Generation Air 
Transportation System modernization initiative by the Federal 
Aviation Administration, including impacts to the air traffic 
control system and the national airspace system as a whole.
  (b) Scope of Study.--In carrying out the study under 
subsection (a), the Inspector General shall assess the 
Administration's performance related to the Next Generation Air 
Transportation System modernization initiative, including--
          (1) the potential impacts on the operational 
        efficiency of our aviation system;
          (2) an analysis of potential economic losses and 
        stranded investments directly related to NextGen;
          (3) an analysis of the potential impacts to our 
        international competitiveness in aviation innovation;
          (4) an analysis of the main differences that would be 
        seen in our air traffic control system;
          (5) the potential impacts on the flying public, 
        including potential impacts to flight times, fares, and 
        delays in the air and on the ground;
          (6) the effects on supply chains reliant on air 
        transportation of cargo;
          (7) the potential impacts on the long-term benefits 
        promised by NextGen;
          (8) an analysis of the potential impacts on aircraft 
        noise and flight paths;
          (9) the potential changes in separation standards, 
        fuel consumption, flight paths, block times, and 
        landing procedures or lack thereof;
          (10) the potential impacts on aircraft taxi times and 
        aircraft emissions or lack thereof;
          (11) a determination of the total potential costs and 
        logistical challenges of the failure of NextGen, 
        including a comparison of the potential loss of the 
        return on public and private sector investment related 
        to NextGen, as compared to other available investment 
        alternatives, between December 12, 2003 and the date of 
        enactment of this Act; and
          (12) other matters arising in the course of the 
        study.
  (c) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
initiation of the study under subsection (a), the Inspector 
General shall submit to the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a report on the results of the study.
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 53. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Crawford of Arkansas 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. __. APPLICATION OF CERTAIN PROCEDURAL RULES FOR REGULATIONS ON 
                    HOURS OF SERVICE.

  The requirement under section 31136(g)(1)(A) of title 49, 
United States Code, shall not apply with respect to any 
rulemaking relating to hours of service requirements under 
subchapter III of chapter 311 of title 49, United States Code, 
or chapter 315 of title 49, United States Code, until the date 
that is 2 years after the date of enactment of this Act.
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54. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeGette of Colorado or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following new section:

SEC. 543. LIMITED REGULATION OF NON-FEDERALLY SPONSORED PROPERTY.

  (a) In General.--Except as provided by subsection (b), the 
Secretary of Transportation may not directly or indirectly 
regulate--
          (1) the acquisition, use, lease, encumbrance, 
        transfer, or disposal of land by an airport owner or 
        operator;
          (2) any non-Federal facility upon such land; or
          (3) any portion of such land or facility.
  (b) Exceptions.--Subsection (a) does not apply to any 
regulation--
          (1) ensuring--
                  (A) the safe and efficient operation of 
                aircraft and airports, including the safety of 
                people and property on the ground;
                  (B) that an airport owner or operator 
                receives not less than fair market value for 
                the lease, use, encumbrance, transfer, or 
                disposal of land, any facilities on such land, 
                or any portion of such land or facilities; or
                  (C) that the airport pays not more than fair 
                market value for the acquisition of land or 
                facilities on such land; or
          (2) imposed with respect to--
                  (A) any land or a facility acquired or 
                modified using--
                          (i) Federal financial assistance, 
                        including Federal grants; or
                          (ii) passenger facility charge 
                        revenues collected under section 40117 
                        of title 49, United States Code; or
                  (B) any land conveyed to the airport, 
                including its predecessors or successors, by 
                the United States or any agency thereof.
  (c) Rule of Construction.--Nothing in this section shall be 
construed to affect the applicability of section 47107(b) or 
47133 of title 49, United States Code, to revenues generated by 
the use, lease, encumbrance, transfer, or disposal of land as 
described in subsection (a), facilities upon such land, or any 
portion of such land or facilities.
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 55. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Banks of Indiana or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. NATIONAL AIRMAIL MUSEUM.

  (a) Findings.--Congress finds that--
          (1) in 1930, commercial airmail carriers began 
        operations at Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana;
          (2) the United States lacks a national museum 
        dedicated to airmail; and
          (3) the airmail hangar at Smith Field in Fort Wayne, 
        Indiana--
                  (A) will educate the public on the role of 
                airmail in aviation history; and
                  (B) honor the role of the hangar in the 
                history of the Nation's airmail service.
  (b) Designation.--
          (1) In general.--The airmail museum located at the 
        Smith Field in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is designated as 
        the ``National Airmail Museum''.
          (2) Effect of designation.--The national museum 
        designated by this section is not a unit of the 
        National Park System and the designation of the 
        National Airmail Museum shall not require or permit 
        Federal funds to be expended for any purpose related to 
        that national memorial.
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 56. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Sinema of Arizona or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following new section:

SEC. 5__. REVIEW OF APPROVAL PROCESS FOR USE OF LARGE AIR TANKERS AND 
                    VERY LARGE AIR TANKERS FOR WILDLAND FIREFIGHTING.

  (a) Review and Improvement of Current Approval Process.--The 
Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
conduct a review of its process to approve the use of large air 
tankers and very large air tankers for wildland firefighting 
for the purpose of--
          (1) determining the current effectiveness, safety, 
        and consistency of the approval process;
          (2) developing recommendations for improving the 
        effectiveness, safety, and consistency of the approval 
        process; and
          (3) assisting in developing standardized next-
        generation requirements for air tankers used for 
        firefighting.
  (b) Reporting Requirement.--Not later than 1 year after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall submit to Congress a report 
describing the outcome of the review conducted under subsection 
(a).
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 57. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Biggs of Arizona or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. REPORT ON BAGGAGE REPORTING REQUIREMENTS.

  Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall--
          (1) study and publicize for comment a cost-benefit 
        analysis to air carriers and consumers of changing the 
        baggage reporting requirements of section 234.6 of 
        title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, before the 
        implementation of such requirements; and
          (2) submit a report on the findings of the cost-
        benefit analysis to the appropriate committees of the 
        House of Representatives and the Senate.
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58. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Esty of Connecticut or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. SUPPORTING WOMEN'S INVOLVEMENT IN THE AVIATION FIELD.

  (a) Advisory Board.--To encourage women and girls to enter 
the field of aviation, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall create and facilitate the Women 
in Aviation Advisory Board (referred to in this Act as the 
``Board''), with the objective of promoting organizations and 
programs that are providing education, training, mentorship, 
outreach, and recruitment of women into the aviation industry.
  (b) Composition.--The Board shall consist of members whose 
diverse background and expertise allows them to contribute 
balanced points of view and ideas regarding the strategies and 
objectives set forth in subsection (f).
  (c) Selection.--Not later than 9 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall appoint members 
of the Board, including representatives from the following:
          (1) Major airlines and aerospace companies.
          (2) Nonprofit organizations within the aviation 
        industry.
          (3) Aviation business associations.
          (4) Engineering business associations.
          (5) United States Air Force Auxiliary, Civil Air 
        Patrol.
          (6) Institutions of higher education and aviation 
        trade schools.
  (d) Period of Appointment.--Members shall be appointed to the 
Board for the duration of the existence of the Board.
  (e) Compensation.--Board members shall serve without 
compensation.
  (f) Duties.--Not later than 18 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Board shall present a comprehensive 
plan for strategies the Administration can take, which include 
the following objectives:
          (1) Identifying industry trends that directly or 
        indirectly encourage or discourage women from pursuing 
        careers in aviation.
          (2) Coordinating the efforts of airline companies, 
        nonprofit organizations, and aviation and engineering 
        associations to facilitate support for women pursuing 
        careers in aviation.
          (3) Creating opportunities to expand existing 
        scholarship opportunities for women in the aviation 
        industry.
          (4) Enhancing aviation training, mentorship, 
        education, and outreach programs that are exclusive to 
        women.
  (g) Reports.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 2 years after the 
        date of enactment of this Act, the Board shall submit a 
        report outlining the comprehensive plan for strategies 
        pursuant to subsection (f) to--
                  (A) the Committee on Transportation and 
                Infrastructure of the House of Representatives;
                  (B) the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
                Transportation of the Senate; and
                  (C) the Administrator.
          (2) Availability online.--The Administrator shall 
        make the report publicly available online and in print.
  (h) Sunset.--The Board shall terminate upon the submittal of 
the report pursuant to subsection (g).
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59. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Missouri or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. GAO STUDY ON THE EFFECT OF GRANTING AN EXCLUSIVE RIGHT OF 
                    AERONAUTICAL SERVICES TO AN AIRPORT SPONSOR.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 2 years after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the General 
Accountability Office shall conduct a study to examine the 
cases in which an airport sponsor exercised an exclusive right 
(commonly known as a ``proprietary exclusive right''), as 
described in the Federal Aviation Advisory Circular 150/1590-6 
published on January 4, 2007.
  (b) Report.--At the end of the 2-year period under subsection 
(a), the Administrator shall submit the findings of such report 
to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, 
Science, and Transportation of the Senate.
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    60. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Rohrabacher of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 5__. COASTAL OVERFLIGHT.

  The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall ensure that all aircraft transitioning from flight over 
ocean to flight over land shall fly at a safe altitude. Such 
altitude shall not be lower than specific flight operations 
require.
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 61. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Kilmer of Washington 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 543. EVALUATION OF AIRPORT MASTER PLANS.

  Section 47106 of title 49, United States Code, is amended by 
adding at the end the following:
  ``(h) Evaluation of Airport Master Plans.--When evaluating 
the master plan of an airport for purposes of this subchapter, 
the Secretary shall take into account--
          ``(1) the role the airport plays with respect to 
        medical emergencies and evacuations; and
          ``(2) the role the airport plays in emergency or 
        disaster preparedness in the community served by the 
        airport.''.
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62. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Panetta of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V of the bill, add the following:

SEC. 5__. STUDY REGARDING DAY-NIGHT AVERAGE SOUND LEVELS.

  (a) Study.--The Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall evaluate alternative metrics to the 
current average day night level standard, such as the use of 
actual noise sampling and other methods, to address community 
airplane noise concerns.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to 
Congress a report on the results of the study, including a 
description of the proposed structure of a recommended pilot 
program.
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 63. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative King of Iowa or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V of the bill, add the following:

SEC. __. PREVAILING RATE OF WAGE REQUIREMENTS.

  None of the funds made available by this Act, including the 
amendments made by this Act, may be used to implement, 
administer, or enforce the prevailing rate of wage requirements 
in subchapter IV of chapter 31 of title 40, United States Code 
(commonly referred to as the Davis-Bacon Act).
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 64. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hill of Arkansas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V (page 267, after line 10), insert the 
following:

SEC. 543. REPORT ON STATUS OF AGREEMENT BETWEEN FAA AND LITTLE ROCK 
                    PORT AUTHORITY.

  (a) Report Requirement.--Not later than 30 days after the 
date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall submit to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the agreement between 
the Federal Aviation Administration and the Little Rock Port 
Authority to relocate the Little Rock, Very High Frequency 
Omnidirectional Range with Collocated Tactical Air Control and 
Navigation (LIT VORTAC).
  (b) Report Contents.--The report required under subsection 
(a) shall include the following:
          (1) The status of the efforts by the Federal Aviation 
        Administration to relocate the LIT VORTAC.
          (2) The long-term and short-term budget projections 
        for the relocation project.
          (3) A description of and timeline for each phase of 
        the relocation project.
          (4) A description of and explanation for the required 
        location radius.
          (5) A description of work completed by the Federal 
        Aviation Administration as of the date of the report.
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 65. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lowey of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. __. STUDY ON ALLERGIC REACTIONS.

  Not later than 120 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall--
          (1) study the prevalence of allergic reactions on 
        board flights, whether airlines universally report 
        reactions to the Federal Aviation Administration, and 
        the frequency of first aid inventory checks to ensure 
        medicine to prevent anaphylactic shock is in an 
        aircraft; and
          (2) submit a report to the Committees on 
        Transportation and Infrastructure, Energy and Commerce, 
        and Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
        the Committees on Commerce, Science, and 
        Transportation, Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions, 
        and Appropriations of the Senate.
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    66. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fortenberry of 
           Nebraska or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. SAFETY EQUIPMENT STORAGE FACILITIES.

  Section 47102(3) of title 49, United States Code, is amended 
by adding at the end the following:
                  ``(P) Constructing storage facilities to 
                shelter snow removal equipment or aircraft 
                rescue and firefighting equipment that is owned 
                by the airport sponsor and used exclusively to 
                maintain safe airfield operations, up to the 
                facility size necessary to accommodate the 
                types and quantities of equipment prescribed by 
                the FAA, regardless of whether Federal funding 
                was used to acquire the equipment.''.
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 67. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Beyer of Virginia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. __. NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION HELICOPTER FLIGHT PATHS.

  (a) In General.--With respect to the National Capital Region, 
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
review and revise helicopter flight paths, including those used 
by the Department of Defense and all military helicopters, 
identifying and issuing new official paths for areas in which 
helicopters may be able to fly at higher altitudes.
  (b) Considerations.--In carrying out the review and revision 
under subsection (a), the Administrator must consider--
          (1) residents living below the flight paths;
          (2) national security and emergency flight paths, 
        which shall only be used in cases of emergency; and
          (3) fixed-wing plane flight paths.
  (c) Definition of National Capital Region.--In this section, 
the term ``National Capital Region'' means--
          (1) the District of Columbia;
          (2) Prince Georges and Montgomery Counties in 
        Maryland;
          (3) Arlington, Fairfax, Loudoun, and Prince William 
        Counties in Virginia; and
          (4) all cities and towns included within the outer 
        boundaries of the foregoing counties.
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 68. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Smith of Nebraska or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. __. GAO STUDY ON AVIATION WORKFORCE.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall initiate a study, based on previous studies, that 
looks at the current and future supply of individuals in the 
aviation workforce.
  (b) Review.--In carrying out the study, the Comptroller 
General shall review, at a minimum--
          (1) the current state of the aviation workforce;
          (2) barriers to entry into the aviation workforce; 
        and
          (3) options to increase the future supply of 
        individuals in the aviation workforce.
  (c) Submission.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
study, including any findings and recommendations.
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69. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Suozzi of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. __. REPORT ON AIRLINE AND PASSENGER SAFETY.

  (a) Report.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall submit to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on airline and passenger 
safety.
  (b) Contents.--The report required under subsection (a) shall 
include--
          (1) the average age of commercial aircraft owned and 
        operated by United States air carriers;
          (2) the over-all use of planes, including average 
        lifetime of commercial aircraft;
          (3) the number of hours aircraft are in flight over 
        the life of the aircraft and the average number of 
        hours on domestic and international flights, 
        respectively; and
          (4) the impact of metal fatigue on aircraft usage and 
        safety;
          (5) a review on contractor assisted maintenance of 
        commercial aircraft; and
          (6) a re-evaluation of the rules on inspection of 
        aging airplanes.
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 70. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Waters of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. 543. REPORT ON AIRCRAFT DIVERSIONS FROM LAX TO HAWTHORNE MUNICIPAL 
                    AIRPORT.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall issue and make available to the public a report on 
diversions of aircraft from Los Angeles International Airport 
(LAX) to Hawthorne Municipal Airport, also known as Jack 
Northrop Field, in the City of Hawthorne, California. This 
report shall cover at least the previous one-year period and 
include the total number of aircraft diversions, the average 
number of diversions per day, the types of aircraft diverted, 
and the reasons for the diversions.
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 71. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Pearce of New Mexico 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SECTION ___. FORMER MILITARY AIRPORTS.

  Section 47118(a) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1)(C) by striking ``or'' at the 
        end;
          (2) in paragraph (2) by striking the period at the 
        end and inserting ``; or''; and
          (3) by adding at the end the following:
          ``(3) the airport is--
                  ``(A) a former military installation; and
                  ``(B) a primary airport.''.
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    72. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Fleischmann of 
          Tennessee or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following new section:

SEC. 543. USE OF STATE HIGHWAY SPECIFICATIONS.

  Section 47114(d)(5) of title 49, United States Code, is 
amended to read as follows:
          ``(5) Use of state highway specifications.--The 
        Secretary shall use the highway specifications of a 
        State for airfield pavement construction and 
        improvement using funds made available under this 
        subsection at nonprimary airports serving aircraft that 
        do not exceed 60,000 pounds gross weight if--
                  ``(A) such State requests the use of such 
                specifications; and
                  ``(B) the Secretary determines that--
                          ``(i) safety will not be negatively 
                        affected; and
                          ``(ii) the life of the pavement, with 
                        necessary maintenance and upkeep, will 
                        not be shorter than it would be if 
                        constructed using Administration 
                        standards.''.
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 73. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Takano of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. SENSE OF CONGRESS.

  It is the sense of Congress that the Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration and the Secretary should 
produce a smart airports initiative plan that focuses on 
creating a more consumer-friendly and digitally connected 
airport experience. The plan should include recommendations on 
modernizing technologies to provide more efficient check-ins, 
shortened security lines, Wi-Fi and GPS upgrades, as well as 
improvements of aircraft turnaround for on-time boarding and 
flights. The purpose of the initiative is to invest in 
technologies and infrastructure toward better-connected 
airports while providing appropriate national security and 
cybersecurity for travelers.
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 74. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Speier of California 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. OXYGEN MASK DESIGN STUDY.

  Not later than 180 days after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall conduct a study to review and evaluate the design and 
effectiveness of commercial aircraft oxygen masks. In 
conducting the study, the Administrator shall determine whether 
the current design of oxygen masks is adequate, and whether 
changes to the design could increase correct passenger usage of 
the masks.
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75. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lewis of Minnesota or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. __. METROPOLITAN PLANNING ORGANIZATIONS.

  Section 134(d)(4) of title 23, United States Code, is amended 
by striking ``Nothing'' and inserting ``Except with respect to 
a metropolitan planning organization whose structure consists 
of no local elected officials, nothing''.
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 76. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gibbs of Ohio or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. 5__. STANDARDS FOR PILOTS.

  (a) Age Adjustment.--Section 44729(a) of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``covered operations until 
attaining 65 years of age'' and inserting ``covered operations 
described under subsection (b)(1) until attaining 65 years of 
age and covered operations described under subsection (b)(2) 
until attaining 70 years of age''.
  (b) Covered Operations.--Section 44729(b) of title 49, United 
States Code, is amended by striking ``means operations under 
part 121 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.'' and 
inserting ``means--
          ``(1) operations under part 121 of title 14, Code of 
        Federal Regulations; and
          ``(2) operations by a person that--
                  ``(A) holds an air carrier certificate issued 
                pursuant to part 119 to conduct operations 
                under part 135 of title 14, Code of Federal 
                Regulations; and
                  ``(B) qualifies as a program manager under 
                subpart K of part 91 of title 14, Code of 
                Federal Regulations; and
                  ``(C) performed an aggregate total of at 
                least 150,000 turbojet operations in--
                          ``(i) calendar year 2017; or
                          ``(ii) any subsequent year.''.
  (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall take effect 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act.
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77. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Hastings of Florida or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. 5__. STUDY REGARDING TECHNOLOGY USAGE AT AIRPORTS.

  Not later than 6 months after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall conduct a study and report the findings of such study to 
the appropriate committees of Congress regarding--
          (1) technology developed by international entities 
        (including foreign nations and companies) that have 
        been installed in American airports and aviation 
        systems over the past decade, including the nation 
        where the technology was developed and the any airports 
        utilizing the technology; and
          (2) aviation safety related technology developed and 
        implemented by international entities with proven track 
        records of success that may assist in establishing best 
        practices to improve American aviation operations and 
        safety.
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 78. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of title V of the bill, the following:

SEC. 5__. INTERLINING.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Secretary of Transportation shall issue a final rule 
requiring an air carrier to seek, in the event of a delay 
exceeding 3 hours, cancellation, or misconnection as a result 
of circumstances or an event within an air carrier's control, 
as determined by the Secretary of Transportation, alternative 
transportation for displaced passengers, including aboard 
another air carrier capable of transporting the passenger to 
his or her originally scheduled destination, and to accept, for 
a reasonable fee, the passengers of another air carrier who 
have been displaced by circumstances or an event within that 
air carriers control, as determined by the Secretary of 
Transportation, or if the passenger has been involuntarily 
denied boarding due to a lack of available seats.

SEC. 5__. IMPROVED ACCOMMODATION OF DISPLACED PASSENGERS.

  Not later than 1 year after the enactment of this Act, the 
Secretary of Transportation shall modify part 259 of title 14, 
Code of Federal Regulations to include the following:
          (1) Adoption of plan.--Each covered carrier shall 
        adopt a contingency plan for lengthy terminal delays 
        for its scheduled flights at each large hub airport, 
        medium hub airport, small hub airport and non-hub 
        airport in the United States at which it operates or 
        markets such air transportation service and shall 
        adhere to its plan's terms.
          (2) Contents of plan.--Each contingency plan for any 
        delay, cancellation, or misconnection, affecting a 
        passenger who has been involuntarily denied boarding as 
        a result of circumstances or an event within an air 
        carrier's control, as determined by the Administration 
        of the Federal Aviation Administration (except in the 
        case in which the flight crew determines that a 
        passenger poses a danger to the safety of the flight), 
        shall include, at a minimum, the following:
                  (A) Essential needs.--An air carrier shall 
                ensure that essential needs, including food, 
                water, restroom facilities, and assistance in 
                the case of a medical emergency are met. If the 
                only available seating on the carrier's next 
                flight to the passenger's destination is a 
                higher class of service than purchased, the 
                carrier shall transport the passenger on the 
                flight at no additional cost.
                  (B) Meal voucher.--In the case of a delay 
                exceeding 4 hours, the air carrier shall 
                provide a meal voucher or, if at the request of 
                the passenger, cash equivalent to the value of 
                a meal voucher. An air carrier shall not be 
                liable to reimburse the passenger for expenses 
                related to meals if the passenger did not 
                accepted such compensation when offered.
                  (C) Lodging, transportation, and other 
                vouchers.--
                          (i) In general.--In the case of a 
                        delay, cancellation, or misconnection 
                        as a result of circumstances or an 
                        event within an air carrier's control, 
                        as determined by the Secretary of 
                        Transportation, of which any portion 
                        exceeding 2 hours occurs between the 
                        period of time between 10 p.m. and 3 
                        a.m., local time, of the following day, 
                        and with no guarantee of 
                        reaccommodation aboard another flight 
                        to the passenger's destination within 
                        the following 2 hours after the initial 
                        2-hour delay, an air carrier shall 
                        provide the passenger with lodging, 
                        transportation to and from the airport 
                        to the place of lodging, and meal 
                        expenses. At the request of the 
                        passenger, the carrier shall 
                        alternatively compensate such passenger 
                        with the cash equivalent to the value 
                        of the lodging, meals, and 
                        transportation, or a voucher of 
                        equivalent value for future travel on 
                        the carrier.
                          (ii) Lodging unavailable.--If lodging 
                        is unavailable, an carrier shall 
                        compensate a passenger with the cash 
                        equivalent to the value of the lodging, 
                        meals, and transportation, or, at the 
                        request of the passenger, a voucher of 
                        equivalent value for future travel on 
                        the carrier.
                          (iii) Proximity to residence.--The 
                        provisions of clauses (i) and (ii) 
                        shall not apply to a passenger whose 
                        permanent residence is 60 miles or less 
                        from the airport where such delay, 
                        cancellation, or misconnection 
                        occurred.
                          (iv) Failure to accept initial 
                        compensation.--An air carrier shall not 
                        be liable to reimburse the passenger 
                        for expenses related to meals if the 
                        passenger did not accept such 
                        compensation when offered.
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 79. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Denham of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 5__. FEDERAL AUTHORITY.

  (a) In General.--Section 14501(c) of title 49, United States 
Code, is amended--
          (1) in paragraph (1) by striking ``paragraphs (2) and 
        (3)'' and inserting ``paragraphs (3) and (4)'';
          (2) by redesignating paragraphs (2) through (5) as 
        paragraphs (3) through (6) respectively;
          (3) by inserting after paragraph (1) the following:
          ``(2) Additional limitation.--
                  ``(A) In general.--A State, political 
                subdivision of a State, or political authority 
                of 2 or more States may not enact or enforce a 
                law, regulation, or other provision having the 
                force and effect of law prohibiting employees 
                whose hours of service are subject to 
                regulation by the Secretary under section 31502 
                from working to the full extent permitted or at 
                such times as permitted under such section, or 
                imposing any additional obligations on motor 
                carriers if such employees work to the full 
                extent or at such times as permitted under such 
                section, including any related activities 
                regulated under part 395 of title 49, Code of 
                Federal Regulations.
                  ``(B) Statutory construction.--Nothing in 
                this paragraph shall be construed to limit the 
                provisions of paragraph (1).'';
          (4) in paragraph (3) (as redesignated) by striking 
        ``Paragraph (1)--'' and inserting ``Paragraphs (1) and 
        (2)--''; and
          (5) in paragraph (4)(A) (as redesignated) by striking 
        ``Paragraph (1)'' and inserting ``Paragraphs (1) and 
        (2)''.
  (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall have the force and effect as if enacted on the date of 
enactment of the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization 
Act of 1994 (Public Law 103-305).
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 80. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Denham of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, add the following:

SEC. ___. APPLICATIONS FOR DESIGNATION.

  Section 2209 of the FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act 
of 2016 (49 U.S.C. 40101 note) is amended--
          (1) in subsection (b)(1)(C)--
                  (A) by redesignating clause (iv) as clause 
                (v); and
                  (B) by inserting after clause (iii) the 
                following:
                          ``(iv) Railroad facilities.''; and
          (2) by adding at the end the following:
  ``(e) Deadlines.--
          ``(1) Not later than December 31, 2018, the 
        Administrator shall publish a notice of proposed 
        rulemaking to carry out the requirements of this 
        section.
          ``(2) Not later than 12 months after publishing the 
        notice of proposed rulemaking under paragraph (1), the 
        Administrator shall issue a final rule.''.
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  81. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Gonzalez-Colon of 
         Puerto Rico or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. ___. STUDY.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 6 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General of the United 
States shall begin a study of international air cargo services 
among the United States and Central American, South American, 
and Caribbean Basin countries, that--
          (1) analyzes the supply of and demand for air cargo 
        transportation services among the United States and 
        Central American, South American, and Caribbean Basin 
        countries;
          (2) analyzes the supply of and demand for air cargo 
        transportation services between--
                  (A) the United States, Central American, 
                South American, and Caribbean Basin countries; 
                and
                  (B) Africa and Europe;
          (3) identifies the busiest routes in terms of cargo 
        capacity and frequency of air service;
          (4) identifies any air carrier or foreign air carrier 
        hubs in Central American, South American, and Caribbean 
        Basin countries at which a significant amount of air 
        cargo is sorted, handled, or consolidated for 
        transportation to or from the United States;
          (5) identifies any air carrier or foreign air carrier 
        hubs in the United States at which a significant amount 
        of air cargo is sorted, handled, or consolidated for 
        transportation to or from Central American, South 
        American, and Caribbean Basin countries.
          (6) identifies any significant gaps in the air cargo 
        services or cargo air carrier networks--
                  (A) among the countries described in 
                paragraph (2)(A);
                  (B) between such countries and Africa; and
                  (C) between such countries and Europe; and
          (7) assesses the possible impact of the establishment 
        of an air carrier hub in Puerto Rico at which air cargo 
        is sorted, handled, or consolidated for transportation 
        to or from the United States, including the impact on--
                  (A) the employment rate and economy of Puerto 
                Rico;
                  (B) domestic and foreign air transportation 
                of cargo;
                  (C) United States competitiveness in the air 
                transportation of cargo;
                  (D) air cargo operations at other airports in 
                the United States; and
                  (E) domestic air carrier employment.
  (b) Report.--Not later than 12 months after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House 
of Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate a report on the results of the 
study described in subsection (a).
  (c) Definition.--The term ``Caribbean Basin countries'' has 
the same meaning given the term ``Caribbean Basin country'' in 
section 501 of the Food for Peace Act (7 U.S.C. 1737).
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 82. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Doggett of Texas or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 543. APPLICABILITY OF MEDICAL CERTIFICATION STANDARDS TO OPERATORS 
                    OF AIR BALLOONS.

  (a) Short Title.--This section may be cited a the 
``Commercial Balloon Pilot Safety Act of 2018''.
  (b) In General.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall revise section 61.3(c) of title 
14, Code of Federal Regulations (relating to second-class 
medical certificates), to apply to an operator of an air 
balloon to the same extent such regulations apply to a pilot 
flight crewmember of other aircraft.
  (c) Air Balloon Defined.--In this section, the term ``air 
balloon'' has the meaning given the term ``balloon'' in section 
1.1 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations (or any 
corresponding similar regulation or ruling).
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 83. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Carter of Georgia or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. 543. COST-EFFECTIVENESS ANALYSIS OF EQUIPMENT RENTAL.

  (a) Cost-effectiveness Analysis of Equipment Rental.--
          (1) In general.--With respect to any cost-
        effectiveness analysis for equipment acquisition 
        conducted on or after the date that is 180 days after 
        the date of the enactment of this Act, the head of each 
        executive agency shall consider equipment rental in 
        such cost-effectiveness analysis.
          (2) Federal acquisition regulation.--The Federal 
        Acquisition Regulation shall be revised to implement 
        the requirement under paragraph (1).
  (b) Study of Cost-effectiveness Analysis.--Not later than 2 
years after the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
Committee on Oversight and Government Reform of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Homeland Security and 
Governmental Affairs of the Senate a comprehensive report on 
the decisions made by the executive agencies with the highest 
levels of acquisition spending, and a sample of executive 
agencies with lower levels of acquisition spending, to acquire 
high-value equipment by lease, rental, or purchase pursuant to 
subpart 7.4 of the Federal Acquisition Regulation.
  (c) Definitions.--In this section:
          (1) Equipment rental.--The term ``equipment rental'' 
        means the acquisition of equipment by contract from a 
        commercial source for a temporary period of use with no 
        fixed duration.
          (2) Executive agency.--The term ``executive agency'' 
        has the meaning given that term in section 102 of title 
        40, United States Code.
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 84. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Comstock of Virginia 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. SPACEPORTS.

  (a) Sense of Congress on State Spaceport Contributions.--It 
is the Sense of Congress that--
          (1) State government-owned and -operated spaceports 
        have contributed hundreds of millions of dollars in 
        infrastructure improvements to the national space 
        launch infrastructure, providing the United States 
        Government and commercial customers with world-class 
        space launch and processing infrastructure that is 
        necessary to support continued American leadership in 
        space;
          (2) State spaceports play a critical role in 
        providing resiliency and redundancy in the national 
        launch infrastructure to support national security and 
        civil government capabilities, and should be recognized 
        as a critical infrastructure in Federal strategy and 
        planning;
          (3) continued State and local government investments 
        at Federal and non-Federal launch facilities should be 
        encouraged and to the maximum extent practicable 
        supported in Federal policies, planning and 
        infrastructure investment considerations, including 
        through Federal-State partnerships;
          (4) there is currently no Federal infrastructure 
        investment program funding or encouraging State and 
        local government investment in spaceport 
        infrastructure, unlike Federal grant programs to 
        encourage continued investment in all other modes of 
        transportation, including aviation, highways, ports, 
        and rail, which limits opportunities for the Federal 
        government to leverage and coordinate infrastructure 
        investments with State and local governments;
          (5) Federal investments in space infrastructure 
        should enable partnerships between Federal agencies 
        with state spaceports to modernize and enable expanded 
        21st century space transportation infrastructure, 
        especially multi-modal networks needed for robust space 
        transportation that support national security, civil, 
        and commercial launch customers; and
          (6) States that have made investments to build, 
        maintain, operate, and improve capabilities for 
        national security, civil, and commercial customers 
        should be commended for their infrastructure 
        contributions to both Federal and non-Federal launch 
        sites, and encouraged through a variety of programs and 
        policies to continue these investments in the national 
        interest.
  (b) Establishment of Office of Spaceports.--
          (1) Establishment of office of spaceports.--Title 51, 
        United States Code, is amended by adding at the end of 
        subtitle V the following:

                  ``CHAPTER 515--OFFICE OF SPACEPORTS

``Sec.
``51501. Establishment of Office of Spaceports.

``Sec. 51501. Establishment of Office of Spaceports

  ``(a) Establishment of Office.--Not later than 90 days after 
the date of enactment of this section, the Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall identify, within the 
Office of Commercial Space Transportation, a centralized policy 
office to be known as the Office of Spaceports.
  ``(b) Purpose.--The purpose of the Office of Spaceports shall 
be to support, promote, and enable infrastructure improvements 
at Federal Aviation Administration-licensed spaceports in the 
United States.
  ``(c) Functions.--The Office of Spaceports shall--
          ``(1) support licensing activities for launch sites;
          ``(2) develop and implement policies that promote 
        infrastructure improvements at licensed public launch 
        sites;
          ``(3) provide technical assistance, guidance, and 
        support to licensed public spaceports;
          ``(4) promote United States licensed spaceports 
        within the Department; and
          ``(5) strengthen the Nation's competitiveness in 
        launch infrastructure and increase resilience for the 
        Federal Government and commercial customers.
  ``(d) Recognition.--In carrying out the functions assigned in 
subsection (c), the Secretary shall recognize the unique needs 
and distinctions of spaceports that--
          ``(1) launch to orbit; and
          ``(2) are involved in suborbital launch activities.
  ``(e) Director.--The Associate Administrator for Commercial 
Space Transportation of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall designate a Director of the Office of Spaceports.
  ``(f) Definitions.--In this section:
          ``(1) The term `spaceport' means a launch site that 
        is licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration.
          ``(2) The term `public spaceport' means a launch site 
        that is licensed by the Federal Aviation Administration 
        and is owned or operated by a State or local 
        governmental entity, including political subdivisions 
        of a State or local government.''.
          (2) Technical and conforming amendment.--The table of 
        chapters of title 51, United State Code, is amended by 
        adding at the end of subtitle V the following:

``515. Office of Spaceports.....................................51501''.
  (c) Report on National Spaceports Policy.--
          (1) Findings.--Congress finds the following:
                  (A) A robust network of space transportation 
                infrastructure, including spaceports licensed 
                by the Federal Aviation Administration, is 
                vital to the growth of the domestic space 
                industry and America's competitiveness and 
                access to space.
                  (B) Non-Federal spaceports licensed by the 
                Federal Aviation Administration have 
                significantly increased the launch 
                infrastructure of the United States through 
                significant investments by State and local 
                governments, which have encouraged greater 
                private investment.
                  (C) These spaceports have led to the 
                development of a growing number of orbital and 
                suborbital launch sites that are available to 
                the national security, civil, and commercial 
                space customers at minimal cost to the Federal 
                Government.
                  (D) The Federal Government, led by the 
                Secretary of Transportation, should seek to 
                promote the growth, resilience, and 
                capabilities of this space infrastructure 
                through policies and through partnerships with 
                State and local governments.
          (2) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Secretary of Transportation 
        shall submit to Congress a report that--
                  (A) evaluates the Federal Government's 
                national security and civil space launch 
                demands and the needs of the United States and 
                international commercial markets;
                  (B) proposes policies and programs designed 
                to ensure a robust and resilient orbital and 
                suborbital spaceport infrastructure to serve 
                and capitalize on these launch opportunities;
                  (C) reviews the development and investments 
                made by international competitors in foreign 
                spaceports;
                  (D) makes recommendations on how the Federal 
                Government can support, encourage, promote, and 
                facilitate greater investments in 
                infrastructure at public spaceports licensed by 
                the Federal Aviation Administration; and
                  (E) considers and makes recommendations about 
                how spaceports licensed by the Federal Aviation 
                Administration can fully support and enable the 
                national space policy.
          (3) Updates to the report.--Not later than 3 years 
        after the date of enactment of this Act and every 2 
        years thereafter, the Secretary shall--
                  (A) update the previous report prepared under 
                this subsection; and
                  (B) submit the updated report to Congress.
          (4) Consultations required.--In preparing the reports 
        required by this subsection, the Secretary shall 
        consult with individuals including--
                  (A) the Secretary of Defense;
                  (B) the Administrator of the National Oceanic 
                and Atmospheric Administration;
                  (C) the Administrator of the National 
                Aeronautics and Space Administration; and
                  (D) interested persons at spaceports, State 
                and local governments, and industry.
  (d) Report on Space Transportation Infrastructure Matching 
Grants.--
          (1) GAO study and report.--The Comptroller General of 
        the United States shall conduct a study regarding 
        spaceport activities carried out pursuant to chapters 
        509 and 511 of title 51, United States Code, 
        including--
                  (A) an assessment of potential mechanisms to 
                provide Federal support to spaceports, 
                including the airport improvement program 
                established under subchapter I of chapter 471 
                of title 49, United States Code, and the 
                program established under chapter 511 of title 
                51, United States Code;
                  (B) recommendations for potential funding 
                options, including funds that may be collected 
                from launch providers or launch customers; and
                  (C) any necessary changes to improve the 
                spaceport application review process.
          (2) Consultation.--In carrying out the study 
        described in paragraph (1), the Comptroller General 
        shall consult with sources from each component of the 
        launch process, including interested persons in 
        industry and government officials at the Federal, 
        State, and local levels.
          (3) User-funded spaceports.--In reviewing funding 
        options, the Comptroller General shall distinguish 
        between spaceports that are funded by users and those 
        that are not.
          (4) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall 
        submit to Congress a report containing results of the 
        study conducted under paragraph (1).
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85. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lance of New Jersey or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. REPORT.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
enactment of this Act (except as described in subsection (d)), 
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
submit to the appropriate congressional committees a report 
containing the results of the study described in subsection 
(b).
  (b) Recommendations.--The Administrator shall make 
recommendations based on--
          (1) an analysis of--
                  (A) the economic effects of temporary flight 
                restrictions, particularly temporary flight 
                restrictions issued pursuant to section 91.141 
                of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, on 
                airports or aviation-related businesses located 
                or based in an area covered by the temporary 
                flight restriction; and
                  (B) potential options and recommendations for 
                mitigating identified negative economic effects 
                on airports or aviation-related businesses 
                located or based in an area frequently covered 
                by a temporary flight restriction; and
          (2) an analysis of the potential for using security 
        procedures similar to those described in the Maryland 
        Three Program (allowing properly vetted private pilots 
        to fly to, from, or between the three general aviation 
        airports closest to the National Capital Region) during 
        temporary flight restrictions in the following 
        airports:
                  (A) Solberg Airport.
                  (B) Somerset Airport.
                  (C) Palm Beach County Park Airport (also 
                known as Lantana Airport).
  (c) Collaboration.--In making the recommendations described 
in subsection (b), the Administrator shall consult with--
          (1) industry stakeholders; and
          (2) the head of any other agency that, in the 
        Administrator's determination, is a stakeholder agency.
  (d) Special Deadline.--Not later than 90 days after the date 
of enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall submit to the 
appropriate congressional committees a report containing the 
results of the portion of the study described in subsection 
(b)(1)(A).
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86. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jayapal of Washington 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. STUDY ON INFRASTRUCTURE NEEDS OF FAST-GROWING AIRPORTS.

  (a) Study.--Not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall enter into an agreement with an 
institution of higher education to conduct a study on the 
infrastructure needs of airports--
          (1) in metropolitan statistical areas with an average 
        5-year, year-to-year population growth rate between 6 
        and 13 percent; and
          (2) with an average 5-year, year-to-year passenger 
        growth rate between 7 and 10 percent.
  (b) Contents.--The study conducted pursuant to subsection (a) 
shall include--
          (1) an assessment of the infrastructure needs of the 
        airports described in subsection (a);
          (2) an examination of how such infrastructure needs 
        are related to the population and economic growth of 
        relevant metropolitan statistical areas;
          (3) an assessment of the infrastructure funding and 
        financing tools available to such airports;
          (4) the development of recommendations on additional 
        funding and financing tools that may provide 
        significant new revenues and flexibility;
          (5) an estimate of the population and economic growth 
        rate of the relevant metropolitan statistical areas 
        over the next 10 years; and
          (6) the development of recommendations on how such 
        airports can best fund the infrastructure necessary to 
        accommodate--
                  (A) increases in passenger growth; and
                  (B) population and economic growth in the 
                relevant metropolitan statistical areas.
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87. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lynch of Massachusetts 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. INSTALLATION OF OVERFLIGHT NOISE MITIGATION DEVICES.

  To reduce the impact of overflight noise on local 
communities, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall engage and cooperate with air carriers to 
identify and facilitate opportunities for the air carriers to 
retrofit aircraft with devices that mitigate noise, including 
vortex generators.
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 88. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. GLOBAL-SCALE PROBABILISTIC CONVECTION GUIDANCE.

  The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall develop global-scale probabilistic convection guidance 
capability.
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 89. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. AIRCRAFT NOISE RESEARCH AND MITIGATION STRATEGY.

  Not later than 1 year from the date of enactment of this Act, 
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
submit to the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, 
the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and 
the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation and the 
Committee on Appropriations of the Senate a 5-year aircraft 
noise research and mitigation strategy.
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 90. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meng of New York or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. ALTERNATIVE AIRPLANE NOISE METRIC EVALUATION DEADLINE.

  Not later than 1 year from the date of enactment of this Act, 
the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall 
complete the ongoing evaluation of alternative metrics to the 
current Day Night Level (DNL) 65 standard.
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   91. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meadows of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. PERFORMANCE-BASED STANDARDS.

  The Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall, to the maximum extent possible and consistent with 
Federal law, and based on input by the public, ensure that 
regulations, guidance, and policies issued by the Federal 
Aviation Administration on and after the date of enactment of 
this Act are issued in the form of performance-based standards, 
providing an equal or higher level of safety.
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    92. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSaulnier of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. 543. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

  Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
section, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration, in consultation with the National 
Transportation Safety Board, shall issue a report to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate that--
          (1) provides a technical review of systems capable of 
        detecting wrong surface alignment to determine whether 
        the capability exists to detect imminent wrong-surface 
        landings at each airport where such a system is in use; 
        and
          (2) includes information gathered from the use of 
        Airport Surface Surveillance Capability System (ASSC) 
        at San Francisco International Airport since July 2017.
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    93. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSaulnier of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. 543. REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS ON CERTAIN AVIATION SAFETY RISKS.

  Not later than one year after the date of the enactment of 
this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration shall submit to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a report that--
          (1) identifies safety risks associated with power 
        outages at airports caused by weather or other factors, 
        and recommends actions to improve resilience of 
        aviation communication, navigation, and surveillance 
        systems in the event of such outages; and
          (2) reviews alerting mechanisms, devices, and 
        procedures for enhancing the situational awareness of 
        pilots and air traffic controllers in the event of a 
        failure or an irregularity of runway lights, and 
        provides recommendations on the further implementation 
        of such mechanisms, devices, or procedures.
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    94. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSaulnier of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. 543. REPORT TO CONGRESS.

  Not later than 90 days after the date of enactment of this 
section, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation 
Administration, in consultation with the National 
Transportation Safety Board, shall issue a report to the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Commerce, Science, and 
Transportation of the Senate that reviews the relative benefits 
and risks of requiring the use of runway awareness and advisory 
systems in turbine-powered airplanes under the provisions of 
part 121 or part 129 of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.
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    95. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative DeSaulnier of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __ REVIEW OF FAA'S AVIATION SAFETY INFORMATION ANALYSIS AND 
                    SHARING SYSTEM.

  (a) Audit by Department of Transportation Inspector 
General.--
          (1) In general.--Not later than 90 days after the 
        enactment of this Act, the Inspector General shall 
        initiate a follow-up review of the Federal Aviation 
        Administration's (FAA) Aviation Safety Information 
        Analysis and Sharing (ASIAS) System to assess FAA's 
        efforts and plans to improve the system.
          (2) Review.--The review should include, at a minimum, 
        an evaluation of FAA's efforts to improve the ASIAS 
        system's predictive capabilities and solutions 
        developed to more widely disseminate results of ASIAS 
        data analyses, as well as an update on previous 
        Inspector General recommendations to improve this 
        safety analysis and sharing system.
          (3) Report.--The Inspector General shall submit to 
        the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of 
        the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
        Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a 
        report on the results of its review and any 
        recommendations to improve FAA's ASIAS system.
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96. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Zeldin of New York or 
                 His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. MANDATORY USE OF THE NEW YORK NORTH SHORE HELICOPTER ROUTE.

  (a) Public Comment Period.--
          (1) In general.--The Administrator of the Federal 
        Aviation Administration shall provide notice of, and an 
        opportunity for, at least 60 days of public comment 
        with respect to the regulations in subpart H of part 93 
        of title 14, Code of Federal Regulations.
          (2) Timing.--The public comment period required under 
        paragraph (1) shall begin not later than 30 days after 
        the date of enactment of this Act.
  (b) Public Hearing.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall hold a public 
hearing in the communities impacted by the regulations 
described in subsection (a)(1) to solicit feedback with respect 
to the regulations.
  (c) Review.--Not later than 30 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator shall initiate a 
review of the regulations described in subsection (a)(1) that 
assesses the--
          (1) noise impacts of the regulations for communities, 
        including communities in locations where aircraft are 
        transitioning to or from a destination or point of 
        landing;
          (2) enforcement of applicable flight standards, 
        including requirements for helicopters operating on the 
        relevant route to remain at or above 2,500 feet mean 
        sea level; and
          (3) availability of alternative or supplemental 
        routes to reduce the noise impacts of the regulations, 
        including the institution of an all water route over 
        the Atlantic Ocean.
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 97. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lawrence of Michigan 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. 543. STUDY ON DIVERSITY OF CYBERSECURITY WORKFORCE OF FAA.

  (a) Study.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal 
Aviation Administration shall enter into an agreement with the 
National Academy of Sciences to conduct a study on the 
diversity of the cybersecurity workforce of the Administration 
in order to develop recommendations to increase the size, 
quality, and diversity of such workforce, including 
cybersecurity researchers and specialists.
  (b) Report to Congress.--Not later than 180 days after the 
completion of the study conducted under subsection (a), the 
Administrator shall submit to the Committee on Transportation 
and Infrastructure of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the 
Senate a report on the results of such study.
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 98. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lawrence of Michigan 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. 543. CYBERSECURITY AND ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE STANDARDS PLAN.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration 
shall, in consultation with the National Institute of Standards 
and Technology and the Committee on Technology of the National 
Science and Technology Council, transmit to the Committee on 
Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives, the Committee on Science, Space, and 
Technology of the House of Representatives, and the Committee 
on Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate a report 
that contains a cybersecurity and artificial intelligence 
standards plan for Federal Aviation Administration operations 
that takes into consideration the influence of cybersecurity on 
artificial intelligence and of artificial intelligence on 
cybersecurity.
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99. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cardenas of California 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. SENSE OF CONGRESS ON HIRING VETERANS.

  It is the sense of Congress that the aviation industry, 
including certificate holders under parts 121, 135, and 145 of 
title 14, Code of Federal Regulations, should hire more of the 
Nation's veterans.
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100. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Lipinski of Illinois 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. ___. GAO STUDY.

  Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this 
Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation of the Senate and the 
Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the House of 
Representatives a report containing a review of the following:
          (1) Direct and indirect effects on passengers, if 
        any, resulting from significant computer network 
        disruptions of 49 CFR Part 121 air carriers between 
        January 1, 2014, and the date of enactment of this 
        section, including--
                  (A) systemwide delays;
                  (B) flight cancellations; and
                  (C) disrupted or broken itineraries.
          (2) An estimate of any expenses incurred by 
        passengers during significant computer network 
        disruptions, including--
                  (A) meals, lodging, and ancillary expenses 
                per persons;
                  (B) late hotel check-in or car rental fees;
                  (C) missed cruise-ship departures; and
                  (D) lost productivity.
          (3) Air carriers' contracts of carriage and interline 
        agreements to determine if and how air carriers 
        accommodate passengers affected by significant computer 
        network disruptions on other air carriers or foreign 
        air carriers.
          (4) Whether passengers who have been displaced by 
        significant computer network disruptions are furnished 
        with alternative transportation aboard another air 
        carrier or foreign air carrier.
          (5) Costs incurred by airports, if any, to meet the 
        essential needs of passengers, including increased 
        demands on utilities, food concessionaires, restroom 
        facilities, and security staffing, during significant 
        computer network disruptions.
          (6) Other costs, if any, incurred by passengers, 
        airports, and other entities as a direct result of 
        significant computer network disruptions.
          (7) Processes, plans, and redundancies in place at 
        air carriers to respond to and recover from such 
        network disruptions.
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101. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Moore of Wisconsin or 
                 Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 11, insert the following:

SEC. 543. PROMPT PAYMENTS.

  (a) Reporting of Complaints.--Not later than 30 days after 
the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the 
Federal Aviation Administration shall ensure that each airport 
that participates in the Program tracks, and reports to the 
Administrator, the number of covered complaints made in 
relation to activities at that airport.
  (b) Improving Compliance.--
          (1) In general.--The Administrator shall take actions 
        to assess and improve compliance with prompt payment 
        requirements under part 26 of title 49, Code of Federal 
        Regulations.
          (2) Contents of assessment.--In carrying out 
        paragraph (1), the Administrator shall assess--
                  (A) whether requirements relating to the 
                inclusion of prompt payment language in 
                contracts are being satisfied;
                  (B) whether and how airports are enforcing 
                prompt payment requirements;
                  (C) the processes by which covered complaints 
                are received and resolved by airports;
                  (D) whether improvements need to be made to--
                          (i) better track covered complaints 
                        received by airports; and
                          (ii) assist the resolution of covered 
                        complaints in a timely manner;
                  (E) the effectiveness of alternative dispute 
                resolution mechanisms with respect to resolving 
                covered complaints;
                  (F) best practices that ensure prompt payment 
                requirements are satisfied;
                  (G) the Federal Aviation Administration 
                resources, including staff, that are dedicated 
                to helping resolve covered complaints; and
                  (H) how the Federal Aviation Administration 
                can enhance efforts to resolve covered 
                complaints, including by using timelines and 
                providing additional staffing and other 
                resources.
          (3) Reporting.--The Administrator shall make 
        available to the public on an appropriate website 
        operated by the Administrator a report describing the 
        results of the assessment completed under this 
        subsection, including a plan to respond to such 
        results.
  (c) Definitions.--In this section, the following definitions 
apply:
          (1) Covered complaint.--The term ``covered 
        complaint'' means a complaint relating to an alleged 
        failure to satisfy a prompt payment requirement under 
        part 26 of title 49, Code of Federal Regulations.
          (2) Program.--The term ``Program'' means the airport 
        disadvantaged business enterprise program referenced in 
        section 140(a) of the FAA Modernization and Reform Act 
        of 2012 (49 U.S.C. 47113 note).
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     102. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Thompson of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 270, line 21, strike ``and'' at the end.
  Page 271, line 2, strike the quotation marks and both periods 
and insert a semicolon.
  Page 271, after line 2, insert the following:
          ``(13) removing standing burned trees; and
          ``(14) replacing water systems that have been burned 
        and have caused contamination.''.
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     103. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 273, line 12, strike ``; and'' and insert a semicolon.
  Page 273, line 16, strike the period and insert ``; and''.
  Page 273, after line 16, insert the following:
          (3) how State, Tribal, and local governments, first 
        responders, utility companies, hospitals, nursing 
        homes, and other long-term care facilities should 
        develop a strategy to coordinate emergency response 
        plans, including the activation of emergency response 
        plans, in anticipation of a major disaster, including 
        severe weather events.
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 104. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Louisiana 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 294, strike lines 5 through 8, and insert the following:

SEC. 618. RIGHT OF ARBITRATION.

  Section 423 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5189a) is amended by adding 
at the end the following:
  ``(d) Right of Arbitration.--
          ``(1) In general.--Notwithstanding this section, an 
        applicant for assistance under this title may request 
        arbitration to dispute the eligibility for assistance 
        or repayment of assistance provided for a project of 
        more than $100,000 for any disaster that occurred after 
        January 1, 2016. Such arbitration shall be conducted de 
        novo by the Civilian Board of Contract Appeals and the 
        decision of such Board shall be binding.
          ``(2) Eligibility.--To participate in arbitration 
        under this subsection, an applicant--
                  ``(A) shall submit the dispute to the 
                arbitration process established under the 
                authority granted under section 601 of Public 
                Law 111-5; and
                  ``(B) may submit a request for arbitration in 
                lieu of an appeal under subsection (a) at any 
                time before the Administrator of FEMA has 
                issued a final agency determination.''.
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  105. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Meadows of North 
           Carolina or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 297, line 12, insert ``the Disaster Assistance Working 
Group of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and 
Efficiency,'' after ``Development,''.
  Page 297, line 22, insert ``the Disaster Assistance Working 
Group of the Council of the Inspectors General on Integrity and 
Efficiency,'' after ``Development,''.
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106. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Blumenauer of Oregon 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of title VI:

SEC. 637. ELIGIBILITY FOR CODE IMPLEMENTATION AND ENFORCEMENT.

  Section 402 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and 
Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170a) is amended--
          (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (4);
          (2) by redesignating paragraph (5) as paragraph (6); 
        and
          (3) by inserting after paragraph (4) the following:
          ``(5) provide assistance to State and local 
        governments for building code and floodplain management 
        ordinance administration and enforcement, including 
        inspections for substantial damage compliance.''.
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 107. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Louisiana 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VI, insert the following:

SEC. 6__. REIMBURSEMENT.

  The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) shall 
retroactively reimburse State and local units of government 
(for a period of 3 years after the declaration of a major 
disaster under section 401 of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster 
Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5170)) upon 
determination that a locally-implemented housing solution, 
implemented by State or local units of government, costs 50 
percent of comparable FEMA solution or whatever the locally-
implemented solution costs, whichever is lower.
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 108. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Graves of Louisiana 
               or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VI, insert the following:

SEC. 6__ FLOOD INSURANCE.

  Section 406(d)(1) of the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief 
and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5172(d)(1)) is amended 
by adding at the end the following: ``This section shall not 
apply to more than one building of a multi-structure 
educational, law enforcement, correctional, fire, or medical 
campus, effective January 1, 2016.''
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109. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Jackson Lee of Texas 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VI, insert the following:

SEC. ___. GAO REPORT ON LONG-TERM RECOVERY EFFORTS.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 240 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the Comptroller General shall submit to 
Congress a report on long-term recovery efforts following 
Hurricane Andrew, the attacks of September 11, 2001, Hurricane 
Katrina, Hurricane Ike, and Hurricane Sandy.
  (b) Content of Report.--The report shall contain the 
following:
          (1) Information on defining a long-term recovery, the 
        stages of a long-term recovery, and the transition from 
        Federal Government management of long-term recovery 
        efforts to State and local leadership.
          (2) An assessment of the personnel needed, and the 
        types of expertise or certifications required to 
        accomplish the administration and management of 
        recovery efforts for each of the disasters described in 
        subsection (a).
          (3) An analysis of the success and efficiency of the 
        long-term disaster recovery, and best practices learned 
        that may be applied to future long-term disaster 
        recovery plans.
          (4) Recommendations of the Comptroller General for 
        what should be defined as a long-term disaster recovery 
        project using existing authority and responsibility of 
        the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to 
        advise and make recommendations to the President 
        regarding Presidential Disaster Declarations.
          (5) Recommendations of FEMA on the capacity and 
        competence of FEMA to manage multiple major 
        Presidential Disaster Declarations simultaneously of 
        the magnitude of 3, 4, or all 5 of the disasters 
        described in subsection (a) occurring within weeks of 
        each other.
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110. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Babin of Texas or His 
                   Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VI, insert the following:

SEC. __. CERTAIN RECOUPMENT PROHIBITED.

  (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
the Federal Emergency Management Agency shall deem any covered 
disaster assistance to have been properly procured, provided, 
and utilized, and shall restore any funding of covered disaster 
assistance previously provided but subsequently withdrawn or 
deobligated.
  (b) Covered Disaster Assistance Defined.--In this section, 
the term ``covered disaster assistance'' means assistance--
          (1) provided to a local government pursuant to 
        section 403, 406, or 407 of the Robert T. Stafford 
        Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 
        5170b, 5172, or 5173); and
          (2) with respect to which, the Inspector General of 
        the Department of Homeland Security has determined, 
        after an audit, that--
                  (A) the Federal Emergency Management Agency 
                deployed to the local government a Technical 
                Assistance Contractor to review field 
                operations, provide eligibility advice, and 
                assist with day-to-day decisions;
                  (B) the Technical Assistance Contractor 
                provided inaccurate information to the local 
                government; and
                  (C) the local government relied on the 
                inaccurate information to determine that 
                relevant contracts were eligible, reasonable, 
                and reimbursable.
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     111. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Keating of 
        Massachusetts or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title VI (page 322, after line 24), add the 
following new section:

SEC. 637. GUIDANCE AND TRAINING BY FEMA ON COORDINATION OF EMERGENCY 
                    RESPONSE PLANS.

  (a) Training Requirement.--The Administrator of the Federal 
Emergency Management Agency shall provide guidance and training 
on an annual basis to State, local, and Tribal governments, 
first responders, and facilities that store hazardous materials 
on coordination of emergency response plans in the event of a 
major disaster or emergency, including severe weather events. 
The guidance and training shall include the following:
          (1) Providing a list of equipment required in the 
        event a hazardous substance is released into the 
        environment.
          (2) Outlining the health risks associated with 
        exposure to hazardous substances to improve treatment 
        response.
          (3) Publishing best practices for mitigating further 
        danger to communities from hazardous substances.
  (b) Implementation.--The requirement of subsection (a) shall 
be implemented not later than 180 days after the date of 
enactment of this Act.
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    112. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative McClintock of 
          California or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Strike section 451.
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    113. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Cartwright of 
         Pennsylvania or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Add at the end of the bill the following:

TITLE IX--PREPAREDNESS AND RISK MANAGEMENT FOR EXTREME WEATHER PATTERNS 
                 ASSURING RESILIENCE AND EFFECTIVENESS

SEC. 901. SHORT TITLE.

  This title may be cited as the ``Preparedness and Risk 
Management for Extreme Weather Patterns Assuring Resilience and 
Effectiveness Act of 2018'' or the ``PREPARE Act of 2018''.

SEC. 902. INTERAGENCY COUNCIL ON EXTREME WEATHER RESILIENCE, 
                    PREPAREDNESS, AND RISK IDENTIFICATION AND 
                    MANAGEMENT.

  (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established a council to 
be known as the ``Interagency Council on Extreme Weather 
Resilience, Preparedness, and Risk Identification and 
Management''.
  (b) Membership.--The Interagency Council shall be composed of 
the following:
          (1) Senior officials, to be appointed by the 
        President, including representation from the following:
                  (A) The Council on Environmental Quality.
                  (B) The Office of Science and Technology 
                Policy.
                  (C) The National Security Council.
                  (D) The Office of Management and Budget.
                  (E) The Department of Transportation.
                  (F) The Environmental Protection Agency.
                  (G) The National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
                Administration.
                  (H) The Department of Energy.
                  (I) The Department of Homeland Security.
                  (J) The Federal Emergency Management Agency.
                  (K) The Department of Defense.
                  (L) The National Aeronautics and Space 
                Administration.
                  (M) The Department of Agriculture.
                  (N) The Department of Housing and Urban 
                Development.
                  (O) The Department of Justice.
          (2) Senior officials, to be appointed by the 
        President, who have relevant policy expertise and 
        policy responsibilities, including in the following 
        areas:
                  (A) Economic policy and risk analysis.
                  (B) Foreign affairs.
                  (C) Defense and intelligence.
                  (D) Homeland security.
                  (E) Energy.
                  (F) Environmental protection.
                  (G) Natural resources.
                  (H) Coasts, oceans, rivers, and floodplains.
                  (I) Agriculture.
                  (J) Health.
                  (K) Transportation and infrastructure.
                  (L) Housing.
                  (M) Education.
                  (N) Extreme weather data analysis or 
                meteorological science.
                  (O) Social science.
                  (P) Strategic planning.
                  (Q) Urban and land use planning.
                  (R) Other areas the President determines 
                appropriate.
  (c) Co-Chairpersons.--
          (1) In general.--The Interagency Council shall be co-
        chaired by the Deputy Secretary of the Department of 
        Homeland Security and the Deputy Director of the Office 
        of Management and Budget. The President may appoint one 
        or more additional members as co-chairs, as 
        appropriate.
          (2) Duties.--The co-chairpersons shall--
                  (A) oversee the Interagency Council's 
                response to the Government Accountability 
                Office's recommendations under subsection 
                (f)(5);
                  (B) use the evaluation framework and 
                performance metrics developed pursuant to 
                subsection (f)(6) to evaluate agency progress 
                in meeting the goals and implementing the 
                priorities described in subsection (f)(1)(A); 
                and
                  (C) work to ensure that sufficient resources 
                are available for agencies to--
                          (i) meet the goals and implement the 
                        priorities described in subsection 
                        (f)(1)(A); and
                          (ii) implement the recommendations 
                        developed under subsection (f)(2).
  (d) Administration.--The co-chairpersons of the Interagency 
Council (or staff designed by the co-chairpersons) shall 
provide administrative support and additional resources, as 
appropriate, to the Interagency Council to the extent permitted 
by law and within existing appropriations. The Interagency 
Council co-chairpersons shall determine the amount of funding 
and personnel necessary for the Interagency Council to carry 
out its duties and the amount of funding and personnel each 
agency represented on the Interagency Council should contribute 
in order for the Interagency Council to carry out such duties. 
Agencies shall, upon the request of the co-chairpersons of the 
Interagency Council, make available personnel, administrative 
support services, and information to the Interagency Council.
  (e) Structure.--
          (1) Steering committee.--The co-chairpersons of the 
        Interagency Council shall designate a subset of members 
        of the Interagency Council to serve on a steering 
        committee. Such steering committee shall assist the 
        Interagency Council in determining its priorities and 
        its strategic direction.
          (2) Working groups.--The co-chairpersons of the 
        Interagency Council and its steering committee may 
        establish working groups as needed.
  (f) Duties of the Interagency Council.--
          (1) Goals and priorities.--
                  (A) In general.--The Interagency Council 
                shall establish Governmentwide goals and 
                priorities for extreme weather resilience, 
                preparedness, and risk identification and 
                management. In establishing such goals and 
                priorities, the Interagency Council shall 
                consider the National Oil and Hazardous 
                Substances Pollution Contingency Plan, agency 
                continuity of operations plans, the National 
                Preparedness Goal, the National Preparedness 
                Report, the National Global Change Research 
                Plan, the Mitigation Framework Leadership 
                Group's National Mitigation Investment Strategy 
                (if available), State and local mitigation 
                plans, and all relevant provisions of the 
                Government Accountability Office's High-Risk 
                Series.
                  (B) Coordination.--In executing the duties 
                pursuant to this subsection, the Interagency 
                Council shall coordinate with other groups in 
                the Federal Government focused on extreme 
                weather mitigation and recovery (including the 
                Mitigation Framework Leadership Group, the 
                Recovery Support Functions Leaders Group, and 
                the Emergency Support Functions Leaders Group), 
                to avoid duplication among Federal activities 
                to the extent practicable.
                  (C) Incorporation into agency activities.--In 
                carrying out subparagraph (A), the Interagency 
                Council shall, in order to ensure that 
                information relating to extreme weather 
                resilience, preparedness, and risk 
                identification and management is incorporated 
                into everyday agency activities--
                          (i) work with agencies to assist such 
                        agencies in considering the goals and 
                        priorities described in subparagraph 
                        (A) in agency strategic, programmatic, 
                        and budget planning;
                          (ii) identify details to be included 
                        in agency extreme weather plans; and
                          (iii) work to identify and 
                        communicate localized extreme weather 
                        and natural hazard risk to the extent 
                        possible using the best available 
                        information regarding risk, and 
                        encourage the development of thorough, 
                        updated maps, models, and tools to 
                        measure and evaluate risk.
          (2) Priority interagency federal actions.--The 
        Interagency Council shall develop, recommend, 
        coordinate, and track implementation of priority 
        interagency Federal Government actions related to 
        extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management.
          (3) Support regional, state, and local actions.--The 
        Interagency Council shall support regional, State, and 
        local action to assess extreme weather-related 
        vulnerabilities and cost effectively increase extreme 
        weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management of communities, critical 
        economic sectors, natural and built infrastructure, and 
        natural resources, including by--
                  (A) conducting inventories under section 906;
                  (B) convening meetings under section 907;
                  (C) providing guidance to agencies to produce 
                tools and products that enhance extreme weather 
                resilience planning, risk knowledge, and 
                actions for use in all levels of government, 
                including guidance on how to prioritize funding 
                in order to produce such tools and products; 
                and
                  (D) reviewing State and local mitigation 
                plans.
          (4) Meteorological and extreme weather science.--The 
        Interagency Council shall facilitate the integration of 
        meteorological and extreme weather science, in addition 
        to other scientific disciplines such as physical, 
        natural, and social science that the Council determines 
        to be appropriate, in the policies risk evaluation and 
        communication, and planning of agencies and the private 
        sector, including by--
                  (A) promoting the development of innovative, 
                actionable, and accessible Federal extreme 
                weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
                identification and management-related 
                information, data, tools, and examples of 
                successful actions at appropriate scales for 
                decisionmakers; and
                  (B) providing such information, data, tools, 
                and examples to the agency or agencies 
                designated under section 904 to include on the 
                website established and maintained or 
                designated pursuant to such section.
          (5) High-risk report recommendations.--The 
        Interagency Council shall assess the specific 
        recommendations relating to extreme weather in all 
        relevant provisions of the Government Accountability 
        Office's High-Risk Series, identify the feasibility of 
        revising Federal programs to implement such 
        recommendations, and develop a plan to address such 
        recommendations when feasible that does not duplicate 
        the National Preparedness Goal.
          (6) Framework and performance metrics.--The 
        Interagency Council shall use existing and emerging 
        science to develop or adopt--
                  (A) a framework for evaluating the progress 
                and success of extreme weather resilience, 
                preparedness, and risk identification and 
                management-related efforts that is 
                complementary to and not duplicative of any 
                local or national indicator system developed as 
                part of the National Preparedness Goal; and
                  (B) performance metrics that allow tracking 
                of the actions taken and progress made toward 
                meeting the goals and implementing the 
                priorities described in paragraph (1)(A).
          (7) Recommendations for the ceq and omb.--The 
        Interagency Council shall provide to the Council on 
        Environmental Quality, the Office of Management and 
        Budget, and the Department of Homeland Security 
        recommendations on how agencies should--
                  (A) develop or update agency extreme weather 
                plans;
                  (B) remove barriers to State and local 
                extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and 
                risk identification and management, in agency 
                regulations, guidance, and policies; and
                  (C) avoid duplication among Federal 
                activities to the extent practicable.
          (8) Public input and comment.--The Interagency 
        Council shall solicit and incorporate public input and 
        comment as appropriate into the decisions of the 
        Interagency Council.
          (9) Inventory and meetings.--The Interagency Council 
        shall conduct inventories under section 906 and convene 
        meetings under section 907.
          (10) Definition of extreme weather.--The Interagency 
        Council shall consider and may update, not less 
        frequently than every two years, in consultation with 
        appropriate scientific bodies, the definition of 
        ``extreme weather'' and what other weather events (in 
        addition to those described in section 909(3)) qualify 
        as extreme weather for purposes of this title. The 
        definition of ``extreme weather'' shall be published 
        and updated, as necessary, on the website of the 
        Council and in the Federal Register.
          (11) Other duties.--The Interagency Council shall 
        carry out any other duties the co-chairpersons of the 
        Interagency Council determine appropriate.
          (12) Public information.--The Interagency Council 
        shall--
                  (A) make information available online--
                          (i) for tracking implementation of 
                        agency extreme weather plans and 
                        Governmentwide goals and priorities 
                        described in paragraph (1)(A);
                          (ii) on recommendations relating to 
                        extreme weather in all relevant 
                        provisions of the Government 
                        Accountability Office's High-Risk 
                        Series; and
                          (iii) on the results of the Council's 
                        efforts to identify nationwide and 
                        localized risks (including updated 
                        mapping efforts); and
                  (B) make such High-Risk Series and the 
                reports submitted under paragraph (13) 
                available as the Council determines 
                appropriate.
          (13) Annual report.--Not later than one year after 
        the date of the enactment of this Act, and annually 
        thereafter (concurrently with the United States Global 
        Change Research Program Annual Report and the National 
        Preparedness Report), the Interagency Council shall 
        submit to Congress, and make available to the United 
        States Global Change Research Program and the Federal 
        Emergency Management Agency, a report that--
                  (A) describes how the goals and priorities 
                described in paragraph (1)(A) are being met and 
                implemented using--
                          (i) the performance metrics developed 
                        under paragraph (6)(B); and
                          (ii) information on--
                                  (I) agency expenditures, 
                                broken down by program activity 
                                level if practicable, that are 
                                directly related to extreme 
                                weather resilience, 
                                preparedness, and risk 
                                identification and management, 
                                including extreme weather 
                                resilience, preparedness, and 
                                risk identification and 
                                management of Federal 
                                facilities; and
                                  (II) the effectiveness of 
                                such expenditures, along with 
                                associated financial impacts 
                                and community, infrastructure, 
                                and environmental benefits, to 
                                the extent such data are 
                                available;
                  (B) provides recommendations to enhance the 
                effectiveness of such implementation and sets 
                benchmarks to meet;
                  (C) describes the progress of the regional 
                coordination efforts described in sections 906, 
                907, and 908; and
                  (D) includes a summary of public comments 
                solicited under paragraph (8) and any action 
                the Interagency Council took to respond to such 
                comments.
  (g) Consultation.--In carrying out paragraphs (2) through 
(12) of subsection (f), the Interagency Council shall consult 
with agencies, State and local governments, academic and 
research institutions, and the private and nonprofit sectors.
  (h) OMB Guidance.--The Director of the Office of Management 
and Budget, taking into consideration the recommendations 
provided by the Interagency Council under subsection (f)(7), 
shall issue guidance to agencies on--
          (1) developing agency extreme weather plans, which 
        shall incorporate existing agency reports, where 
        appropriate, to prevent duplication and reduce overlap; 
        and
          (2) developing agency regulations, guidance, and 
        policies to remove barriers to State and local extreme 
        weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management.

SEC. 903. AGENCY PLANNING FOR EXTREME WEATHER-RELATED RISKS.

  (a) Agency Extreme Weather Resilience, Preparedness, and Risk 
Identification and Management Plans.--
          (1) Agency submission.--Not later than 1 year after 
        the date of the enactment of this Act, and every 2 
        years thereafter, the head of each agency, in 
        coordination with the Director of the Federal Emergency 
        Management Agency to avoid duplication with the 
        National Planning Frameworks, shall submit to the 
        Director of the Office of Management and Budget and to 
        the Interagency Council a comprehensive plan that 
        integrates consideration of extreme weather into such 
        agency's operations and overall mission objectives 
        (hereinafter referred to as an ``agency extreme weather 
        plan'').
          (2) Hearing.--Not later than 1 year after the date of 
        the enactment of this Act, and every 2 years 
        thereafter, the Director of the Office of Management 
        and Budget shall convene an interagency budget crosscut 
        and policy hearing to review and integrate all the 
        agency extreme weather plans and to ensure that such 
        extreme weather plans and the activities of agencies 
        align with the goals and priorities established under 
        section 902(f)(1)(A).
          (3) OMB submission.--The Director of the Office of 
        Management and Budget, upon receipt of all agency 
        extreme weather plans in a given year, shall 
        consolidate and submit to Congress such plans.
  (b) Inclusions.--Each agency extreme weather plan shall 
include--
          (1) identification and assessment of extreme weather-
        related impacts on, and risks to--
                  (A) the agency's ability to accomplish its 
                missions, operations, and programs over time 
                periods to be designated by the Interagency 
                Council; and
                  (B) State and local entities;
          (2) identification and assessment of barriers posed 
        by Federal programs the agency administers to State and 
        local extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and 
        risk identification and management efforts;
          (3) a description of programs, policies, and plans 
        the agency has already put in place, as well as 
        additional actions the agency will take, to manage 
        extreme weather risks in the near term and build 
        resilience in the short and long term;
          (4) a description of how the agency will consider the 
        need to improve extreme weather resilience, 
        preparedness, and risk identification and management, 
        including the costs and benefits of such improvement, 
        with respect to agency suppliers, supply chain, real 
        property investments, and capital equipment purchases, 
        including by updating agency policies for leasing, 
        building upgrades, relocation of existing facilities 
        and equipment, and construction of new facilities;
          (5) a description of how the agency will support any 
        ongoing or future public-private partnership to improve 
        extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management, including the cost and 
        benefits of technology and methodology improvements, 
        hardening, or rapid restoration;
          (6) a description of how the agency will contribute 
        to coordinated interagency efforts to support extreme 
        weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management at all levels of 
        government, including collaborative work across 
        agencies' regional offices and hubs, and through 
        coordinated development of information, data, and 
        tools, consistent with sections 906, 907, and 908; and
          (7) any other details identified by the Interagency 
        Council under section 902(f)(1)(B)(ii).

SEC. 904. WEBSITE.

  (a) In General.--The Interagency Council shall designate an 
agency or agencies to establish, maintain, or designate a 
website that provides timely, actionable, and accessible 
information, data, and tools on current and future risks 
related to extreme weather, preparedness, resilience, and risk 
identification and management, to support Federal, regional, 
State, local, private sector, and other decisionmakers.
  (b) Interagency Progress.--The website described under 
subsection (a), shall identify interagency progress, and 
propose the next interagency steps, towards responding to 
threats posed by extreme weather.
  (c) Best Practices.--The website described under subsection 
(a) shall provide best practices and examples from Federal, 
regional, State, and local decisionmakers in the public and 
private sectors about how to use extreme weather-related 
information in planning and decisionmaking.
  (d) Interagency Council Information and Tools.--The website 
described under subsection (a) shall include the information, 
data, tools, and examples provided by the Interagency Council 
pursuant to section 902(f)(4).
  (e) Best Available Meteorological Science.--The website 
described under subsection (a) shall identify best available 
meteorological science relating to extreme weather resilience, 
preparedness, and risk identification and management.
  (f) Public Outreach and Education.--The Interagency Council 
shall designate one or more agencies to conduct outreach and 
educational activities to inform the public and regional, 
State, and local decisionmakers about the tools and information 
available on the website described under subsection (a).

SEC. 905. PROVIDING ADEQUATE RESOURCES AND SUPPORT.

  The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall 
ensure that each agency provides adequate resources to the 
Interagency Council, including administrative services and 
personnel support, as appropriate--
          (1) for the website described under section 904; and
          (2) to otherwise carry out this title.

SEC. 906. INVENTORY.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 1 year after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, and every 2 years thereafter, the 
Interagency Council, or a working group of such Interagency 
Council established by the co-chairpersons thereof, shall 
conduct and publish an inventory of all regional offices, 
centers, and programs of agencies that are assisting with 
extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
identification and management efforts at the State or local 
level, including--
          (1) the National Oceanic and Atmospheric 
        Administration's regional programs;
          (2) the Department of the Interior's Fish and 
        Wildlife Service Landscape Conservation Cooperatives;
          (3) the United States Geological Survey's Climate 
        Science Centers;
          (4) the Department of Agriculture's Climate Hubs;
          (5) the regional offices of--
                  (A) the Environmental Protection Agency;
                  (B) the Federal Emergency Management Agency;
                  (C) the Department of Transportation; and
                  (D) the Forest Service;
          (6) the division offices of the Army Corps of 
        Engineers; and
          (7) such other offices, centers, and programs or 
        other agency efforts as determined appropriate by the 
        Interagency Council.
  (b) Assistance Described.--An inventory conducted and 
published under subsection (a) shall include a description of 
the assistance each agency office, center, or program is 
providing to assist with extreme weather resilience, 
preparedness, and risk identification and management efforts at 
the State or local level.

SEC. 907. MEETINGS.

  Not later than 6 months after the publication of each 
inventory under section 906, the Interagency Council shall 
convene a meeting of representatives of the offices, centers, 
and programs included in such inventory and invite other local 
and regional stakeholders to participate and develop plans to 
coordinate the efforts of such offices, centers, and programs 
and facilitate efficient services to stakeholders. At such 
meetings, such representatives shall--
          (1) share information regarding their office, center, 
        or program's extreme weather resilience, preparedness, 
        and risk identification and management efforts;
          (2) identify opportunities for collaboration and 
        coordination of research agendas, extreme weather 
        assessment activities, vulnerability assessments, data 
        collection and analysis, and planning and implementing 
        extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management projects;
          (3) identify extreme weather resilience, 
        preparedness, and risk identification and management 
        information needs, research gaps, and decision support 
        needs that are not met by any of the offices, centers, 
        or programs included in the inventory under section 906 
        and make available such identification for purposes of 
        information to be submitted to the Interagency Council 
        under section 907;
          (4) identify common and complementary goals for 
        extreme weather resilience, preparedness, and risk 
        identification and management within each region to be 
        prioritized for the coming year and beyond;
          (5) identify barriers to regional extreme weather 
        resilience, preparedness, and risk identification and 
        management planning and implementation that can be 
        overcome or minimized through Federal action and 
        specific suggestions for improvement;
          (6) evaluate progress and jointly develop a strategy 
        for realizing extreme weather resilience, preparedness, 
        and risk identification and management-related goals, 
        including clearly identified responsibilities by each 
        collaborating regional office, center, or program; and
          (7) share experiences and best practices in 
        stakeholder engagement and communication, decision 
        support, and science-practice interactions that support 
        the realization of identified extreme weather 
        resilience, preparedness, and risk identification and 
        management goals.

SEC. 908. PROGRESS UPDATES.

  Not later than 90 days after each meeting under section 907, 
each agency that participates in such meeting shall submit to 
the Interagency Council, and make available to the United 
States Global Change Research Program and the Federal Emergency 
Management Agency, information describing progress in regional 
coordination and collaboration in aligning Federal resilience, 
preparedness, and risk identification and management efforts at 
the State and local level, and the benefits of such regional 
coordination and collaboration.

SEC. 909. DEFINITIONS.

  In this title:
          (1) Agency.--The term ``agency'' has the meaning 
        given the term ``Executive agency'' under section 105 
        of title 5, but does not include the Government 
        Accountability Office.
          (2) Agency extreme weather plan.--The term ``agency 
        extreme weather plan'' means a plan required under 
        section 903(a).
          (3) Extreme weather.--The term ``extreme weather'' 
        includes observed or anticipated severe and 
        unseasonable atmospheric conditions, including drought, 
        wildfire, heavy precipitation, wave, high water, 
        snowstorm, landslide, mudslide, hurricanes, tornadoes 
        and other windstorms (including derechos), extreme 
        heat, extreme cold, sustained temperatures or 
        precipitation that deviate from historical averages, 
        and any other weather event that the Interagency 
        Council determines qualifies as extreme weather 
        pursuant to section 902(f)(10).
          (4) Interagency council.--The term ``Interagency 
        Council'' means the Interagency Council on Extreme 
        Weather Resilience, Preparedness, and Risk 
        Identification and Management established under section 
        902(a).
          (5) Mitigation plan.--The term ``mitigation plan'' 
        means the mitigation plan required under section 322 of 
        the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency 
        Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5165).
          (6) National global change research plan.--The term 
        ``National Global Change Research Plan'' means the 
        National Global Change Research Plan developed under 
        section 104 of the Global Change Research Act of 1990 
        (15 U.S.C. 2934), or any revision thereof.
          (7) National oil and hazardous substances pollution 
        contingency plan.--The term ``National Oil and 
        Hazardous Substances Pollution Contingency Plan'' means 
        the National Oil and Hazardous Substances Pollution 
        Contingency Plan described under part 300 of title 40, 
        Code of Federal Regulations, or any revision thereof.
          (8) National preparedness goal.--The term ``National 
        Preparedness Goal'' means the national preparedness 
        goal developed under section 643 of the Post-Katrina 
        Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 743).
          (9) National preparedness report.--The term 
        ``National Preparedness Report'' means the report 
        required by section 652(a) of the Post-Katrina 
        Emergency Management Reform Act of 2006 (6 U.S.C. 
        752(a); Public Law 109-295).
          (10) Preparedness.--The term ``preparedness'' means 
        actions taken to plan, organize, equip, train, and 
        exercise to build, apply, and sustain the capabilities 
        necessary to prevent, protect against, ameliorate the 
        effects of, respond to, and recover from extreme 
        weather related damages to life, health, property, 
        livelihoods, ecosystems, and national security.
          (11) Resilience.--The term ``resilience'' means the 
        ability to anticipate, prepare for, and adapt to 
        changing conditions and withstand, respond to, and 
        recover rapidly from disruptions.
          (12) Senior official.--The term ``senior official'' 
        means a Deputy Secretary (or an equivalent officer) of 
        an agency.
          (13) State.--The term ``State'' means each of the 
        several States, the District of Columbia, each 
        commonwealth, territory, or possession of the United 
        States, and each federally recognized Indian Tribe.
          (14) United states global change research program.--
        The term ``United States Global Change Research 
        Program'' means the United States Global Change 
        Research Program established under section 103 of the 
        Global Change Research Act of 1990 (15 U.S.C. 2933).
          (15) United states global change research program 
        annual report.--The term ``United States Global Change 
        Research Program Annual Report'' means the report 
        required by section 102(e)(7) of the Global Change 
        Research Act of 1990 (15 U.S.C. 2932(e)(7)).

SEC. 910. REQUIREMENT TO INCLUDE AGENCY EXTREME WEATHER PLAN IN AGENCY 
                    PERFORMANCE PLAN.

  A description of the most recent agency extreme weather plan, 
as required under section 903, shall be included in the 
performance plan of an agency (as defined in section 909) 
required pursuant to section 1115(b) of title 31, United States 
Code.

SEC. 911. SUNSET AND REPEAL.

  This title ceases to be effective and is repealed on the date 
that is 5 years after the date of the enactment of this Act.
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    114. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Duncan Jr. of 
          Tennessee or His Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Page 267, after line 10, insert the following:

SEC. __. NATIONAL HIRING STANDARD OF CARE.

  (a) In General.--An entity hiring a federally licensed motor 
carrier shall be deemed to have made the selection of the motor 
carrier in a reasonable and prudent manner if before tendering 
a shipment, but not more than 45 days before the pickup of the 
shipment by the hired motor carrier, that entity verified that 
the motor carrier, at the time of such verification--
          (1) is registered with and authorized by the Federal 
        Motor Carrier Safety Administration to operate as a 
        motor carrier or household goods motor carrier, if 
        applicable;
          (2) has the minimum insurance coverage required by 
        Federal law; and
          (3)(A) before the safety fitness determination 
        regulations are issued, does not have an unsatisfactory 
        safety fitness determination issued by the Federal 
        Motor Carrier Safety Administration in force at the 
        time of such verification; or
          (B) beginning on the date that revised safety fitness 
        determination regulations are implemented, does not 
        have a safety fitness rating issued by the Federal 
        Motor Carrier Safety Administration under such 
        regulations that would place a motor carrier out-of-
        service.
  (b) Guidelines.--Not later than 30 days after the 
implementation of the safety fitness determination referenced 
in subsection (a)(3), the Secretary shall issue guidelines that 
specifically outline how a motor carrier's operating authority 
and registration number could be revoked and subsequently 
placing them out-of-service.
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115. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Comstock of Virginia 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  At the end of title V, insert the following:

SEC. 543. NO AUTHORITY TO EXPAND PERIMETER OR BEYOND THE PERIMETER 
                    EXEMPTIONS AT DCA.

  With respect to Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 
the Secretary of Transportation shall not--
          (1) expand the perimeter referred to in section 49109 
        of title 49, United States Code;
          (2) grant an exemption to the prohibition in section 
        49109 that is in addition to the exemptions in effect 
        on the date of enactment of this section; or
          (3) authorize the transfer or exchange of such an 
        exemption (or a slot associated with such an 
        exemption).
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116. An Amendment To Be Offered by Representative Comstock of Virginia 
               or Her Designee, Debatable for 10 Minutes

  Beginning on page 331, strike line 13 and all that follows 
through page 332, line 1 (and redesignate any subsequent 
subsections accordingly).

      PART B--TEXT OF AMENDMENT TO H.R. 3144 CONSIDERED AS ADOPTED

  Page 3, line 5, insert ``those portions of'' after ``means''.
   Page 3, line 6, insert before the period ``that are the 
subject of the Supplemental Opinion''.
  Page 5, line 12, strike ``Federal Columbia Power System'' and 
insert ``FCRPS''.
  Page 5, strike lines 16 through 18, and insert ``of Congress 
enacted after the date of the enactment of this Act. Nothing in 
this section affects or interferes with the authority of the 
Secretaries to conduct operation and maintenance activities or 
make capital improvements necessary to meet authorized project 
purposes of FCRPS facilities.''.

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