Larsen Reappointed Top Democrat on House Aviation Subcommittee

Jan 25, 2017 Issues: Transportation

Aero-News Network: Larsen Reappointed Top Democrat on House Aviation Subcommittee 

Lays Out His Agenda For The Committee For The 115th Congress

Rep. Rick Larsen (D-WA) has been renamed the top-Ranking Democrat on the House Subcommittee on Aviation, which has jurisdiction over all aspects of civil aviation. Larsen is also joining the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation, which has jurisdiction over the United States Coast Guard, regulation of ocean shipping and the merchant marine.

 

“Bolstering growth and safety in our nation’s aviation system – and the tens of thousands of jobs in the Pacific Northwest that depend on that system – has been my focus as Ranking Member on the House Subcommittee on Aviation,” said Larsen. “I will expand on that work – promoting policies to establish rules of the road for emerging technologies such as drones and commercial space aircraft, advocating for long-term funding certainty for the Federal Aviation Administration, and standing strong against efforts to privatize the nation’s air traffic control system.

"Additionally, I look forward to supporting Washington’s maritime industry, the women and men of the Coast Guard and the U.S.’ strategic position in the Arctic on the Subcommittee on Coast Guard and Maritime Transportation.”
 
As Ranking Member of the Aviation Subcommittee, Larsen will continue to serve alongside Republican Chairman Frank A. LoBiondo (NJ-02).