Bill Shuster, chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives’ transportation and infrastructure committee; Frank LoBiondo, chairman of the aviation subcommittee; and additional committee members are holding a press conference to discuss the introduction of legislation to reauthorize and reform federal aviation programs and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA).
On Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 11:30 a.m., Rep. Shuster, R-Pa.; Rep. LoBiondo, R-N.J.; Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo., and Rep. Rob Woodall, R-Ga., will speak at the Capitol Visitor Center HVC Studio A – HVC 117 in Washington, D.C. Credentialed members of the press may attend.
The current FAA authorization expires on March 31. In the last reauthorization, Congress directed the FAA to integrate unmanned aircraft systems (UAS) into national airspace by the end of September 2015. The Association of Unmanned Vehicle Systems International has laid out a list of priorities for commercial UAS the new bill should address.
More information on the press conference can be found here.