House Passes Bill to Review FAA Pilot Alert System

The chamber’s legislators voted overwhelmingly to pass the bill.

The House of Representatives passed the NOTAM Improvement Act in a vote of 464-4. This bipartisan bill aims at investigating the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) NOTAM pilot alert system, which experienced a nationwide system outage on January 11 for several hours. This was the first NOTAM system shutdown in more than two decades and forced all flights in the U.S. that day to ground for safety.

“I encourage my colleagues in both the House and the Senate to pass my legislation before another failure of the NOTAM system occurs. Our pilots, crew members and passengers are counting on us,” said Rep. Pete Stauber on the House floor, co-writer of the legislation. This is the third time this legislation has passed the house, but the Senate has yet to take up the bill to pass it through its chamber.

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the Senate as they consider taking up this bill on their floor.
  • That the passage of this bill reflects the desires of the American people.
  • For the two chambers of Congress to seek to work together in productive collaboration.

Sources: The Hill


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