U.S. House Makes It Official: Bipartisan Compromise To Safely Strengthen Access To Nation’s Capital Headed To President’s Desk

Full Congress Approves Five New Flights At Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport In Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Bill

Washington, D.C. – The Capital Access Alliance (CAA), a coalition of transportation and business leaders from Virginia and around the country seeking to make air travel to and from Washington, D.C., more accessible and affordable, applauded today’s passage of the final Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill in the U.S. House of Representatives, which includes five new flights at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA). The bill, which passed in the U.S. Senate last week with strong bipartisan support, now moves to President Biden’s desk for his signature.

“We thank this important legislation’s original cosponsors Representative Burgess Owens and Representative Hank Johnson, and the members of the U.S. House for prioritizing the flying public and strengthening affordable access to the national capital region,” said CAA spokesperson and Northern Virginia resident Brian Walsh. “We also thank House Transportation & Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves and Ranking Member Rick Larsen for working collaboratively with Senate leaders to negotiate this bipartisan compromise. These five new flights will enhance consumer choice and affordability without compromising safety. This is a momentous victory for travelers in every corner of the nation, and we look forward to President Biden swiftly signing this bill into law.”

About CAA

CAA consists of diverse members from around the country and various industries, including transportation, general business groups, the small business sector, entrepreneurs and job creators, organizations focused on economic development and leaders in the civic and policy communities. 

Learn more about Capital Access Alliance HERE.