U.S. Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC) threw his support behind the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization Act (S.2658), helping the legislation pass the Senate 95-3.
The bill covers airport security, passenger issues and aviation safety reforms.
“I am pleased the Senate came together today to pass the FAA Reauthorization Act, which includes a number of passenger-friendly provisions that will make flying easier for all travelers,” Scott said. “The bill ensures that airlines are more transparent about everything from fees to delays, while it also protects air services in rural areas and improves access for Americans with disabilities. These provisions are important for passengers and airports in communities like Greenville-Spartanburg, Columbia, Charleston, Myrtle Beach and all around the state, which serve millions of passengers each year."
Scott called safety for domestic and international flights "incredibly important," pointing out that terror groups all over the world had targeted commercial flights.
"These terror groups' desire to disrupt our security and our lives means we must work even harder to implement policy that will protect American families," he said.
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