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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senators John McCain (R-AZ) and Jeff Flake (R-AZ) today applauded the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee for passing the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization bill, which includes their language that addresses concerns raised by residents of Phoenix about recent flight path changes at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee also included the senators’ language in its bill, which passed the Committee in February.

“We thank the Senate Commerce Committee, under the leadership of Chairman John Thune, for passing our measure that would give citizens impacted by flight path changes around Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport, and communities and airports around the U.S. the opportunity to make their voices heard about these consequential changes. Our language would create a process for the FAA to determine steps to mitigate the negative effects of these flight path changes in Phoenix, and ensure that other airports and communities have the opportunity to fully engage with the FAA before any future changes are made. We look forward to seeing our measure advance through both Chambers of Congress so that we can finally address the concerns of communities across the country.”

For a full summary of Senator McCain and Flake’s efforts to address the concerns of Phoenix residents impacted by the FAA’s flight path changes, click here.


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