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‘Saracini Aviation Safety’ language passes House in FAA reauthorization bill

U.S. House representatives have advanced an airplane safety priority inspired by a Bucks County, Pennsylvania, resident who lost his life during the 9/11 attack.

Lawmakers moved one step closer Friday toward enacting a requirement for lightweight wire-mesh cockpit barriers to be installed on new passenger aircraft. Language covering that requirement was part of a Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill, which would grant the agency about $4.35 billion for each of the next five years. The House approved it by a 393-13 vote.

Fitzpatrick ‘Saracini Aviation Safety’ Language Passes House

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) joined the U.S. House of Representatives Friday in advancing airline safety language attached to legislation governing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The bipartisan FAA Reauthorization Act [H.R. 4] includes language similar to Fitzpatrick’s Saracini Aviation Safety Act [H.R. 911] and mandates the installation of secondary barriers on new passenger aircraft.

Fitzpatrick Statement on Infrastructure Plan

LANGHORNE, PA - Congressmen Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) released the following statement Monday regarding the White House’s release of its infrastructure plan:

“Investing in our roads, bridges, energy grid and IT infrastructure is an investment in our nation, our economy and our families. I look forward to working with Democrats, Republicans and the White House to advance a plan that brings each phase of infrastructure into the 21st century.

House Approves Bipartisan Amendment to Improve Airport Perimeter Security

WASHINGTON, DC – The House late Wednesday night adopted a bipartisan amendment offered by Reps. Eric Swalwell (CA-15) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-08) to put $10 million toward studying improvements to airport perimeter security in Fiscal Year 2018. The Swalwell-Fitzpatrick amendment to the Homeland Security section of H.R. 3354, the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act, would provide these funds to the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to pay for research, analysis, and testing of airport perimeter intrusion technology.