House Passes FAA Bill With Cicilline Amendment Included

Friday, April 27, 2018

WASHINGTON – The U.S. House of Representatives today passed the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (H.R.4) by a vote of 393-13.

U.S. Congressman David N. Cicilline (RI-01) voted for the bill, which includes his amendment to strengthen the Passengers’ Bill of Rights by requiring airlines to inform customers of their policies regarding rebooking, refunds, meals, and lodging in the event that their flight is diverted from its original destination. According to the U.S. Department of Transportation and the FAA, thousands of flights are diverted each year.

Following the passage of the FAA bill today, Cicilline commented, “It’s ridiculous that it’s next-to-impossible for people to know what options are available to them when their flight gets diverted. The pro-consumer amendment that I attached to this bill will ensure folks know what their airline provides if and when this happens. I was proud to support today’s bill and I look forward to seeing it signed into law after the Senate takes it up.”

 

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