House finishes FAA amendment debate, votes set for Friday

Thursday night, the House accepted by voice vote amendments that would:

• Allow airshows to take place in Cleveland at the same time the Cleveland Indians are playing nearby (Rep. Sam GravesSam GravesHouse GOPer eyes McCaskill challenge 5B highway bill limits teen truckers House appoints negotiators for highway bill talks with Senate MORE, R-Mo.)

• Require the FAA to continue discussions about safety at the Santa Monica Airport (Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif.)

• Require airports to inform small companies about pending contracts (Rep. Gwen MooreGwen MooreMaryland Senate primary intensifies Big bucks spent honoring lawmakers Clinton links voter anger to 2008 recession MORE, D-Wis.)

• Prohibit the FAA from destroying vintage aircraft certificate data (Rep. Sam Graves, R-Mo.)

• Require the Transportation Department to release terms on deeds in which the government conveys land to airports (Rep. Jim MathesonJim MathesonBottom Line Washington's lobby firms riding high Big names free to lobby in 2016 MORE, D-Utah)

• Include a sense of the Congress that the Los Angeles International Airport consult with the local community on expansion plans (Rep. Maxine Waters, D-Calif.)

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