Congress Passes Four-Year FAA Funding Bill

The U.S. Senate followed the House of Representatives in passing the FAA Modernization and Reform Act, H.R. 658. Passage of the Bill puts in place a provision aimed at protecting model aviation from burdensome regulation.

This would never have been possible if it wasn’t for the efforts and support of Senator James Inhofe (R-Okla) in introducing an amendment protecting model aviation into the Senate version of the Bill. And, it would never have been possible without you, the AMA member, in your response to AMA’s call to action during last spring’s Congressional Awareness campaign.

Through a vote agreeing to the joint Conference Committee’s report on H.R. 658 the Senate finalized this Congressional act which will now be sent to Pesident Obama for signature. Once signed by the President the FAA Modernization and Reform Act of 2012 will become law.

Read the full article in Aviation Week
Read the Model Aircraft Section of H.R. 658