Senate Extends Deadline One Week. Expect Vote on FAA Bill Next Week.

Senate Extends Deadline One Week. Expect Vote on FAA Bill Next Week.

September 28, 2018 — Tonight, Congress passed a one-week extension of the FAA's authorization through Oct. 7, 2018 to give the Senate a few extra days to vote on the full FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. On Wednesday, an overwhelming bipartisan vote in the House of Representatives approved the long-term bill. Now, the Senate needs to vote for the bill to send it to the President's desk for signing before the new October 7, 2018 deadline.

We're almost there. Keep calling!

Call your two Senators at 855-534-1774 to say:

"I am a Flight Attendant and a constituent. I strongly support the FAA bill that includes 10 hours minimum rest for Flight Attendants among other important safety initiatives. I am calling to ask my Senator to vote for the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. Thank you."

Call your Senators now at 855-534-1774.

Summary of AFA Safety Initiatives included in the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018:

  • 10-hours Minimum Rest and a FRMP for Flight Attendants
  • No Knives on Planes Ever Again
  • Ban of Voice Calls on Planes
  • Emotional Support and Service Animal Standards
  • Air Quality: Technologies to Combat Contaminated Bleed Air
  • Protect Customer Service agents from assaults
  • Cabin Cyber Security Vulnerabilities
  • Secondary Cockpit Barriers
  • Safe Transport of Lithium Batteries
  • Study on Cabin Evacuation Certification (including cabin configuration)
  • Increase Civil Penalties for Crew Interference from $25,000 to $35,000
  • Banning Electronic Cigarette Smoking on Planes
  • Congressional Focus on Addressing Sexual Misconduct on Planes
  • Establish National Inflight Sexual Misconduct Task Force
  • Require DOJ to Establish Reporting Process for Sexual Misconduct
  • Prioritize Support for Flight Attendant Drug and Alcohol Program (FADAP)
  • Requiring Privacy for Nursing in the Airport
  • Evaluation and Update of Emergency Medical Kit Contents
  • Oxygen Mask Design Study
  • Develop Guidance for Non-Toxic Prevention of Transporting Insects
  • Exit Row Evaluation and Verification
  • Required notification of Insecticide use
  • Promoting Women in Aviation
  • TSA Authorization
  • Continue Crewmember Self-Defense Training
  • NTSB Reauthorization
  • Improve Consumer Notification of Insecticide Use
  • Expanded Human Trafficking Training for Airline Personnel
  • Authorization of Essential Air Service

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