The Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security Subcommittee has jurisdiction over civil aviation, with specific oversight responsibility for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). The Subcommittee controls the authorization levels for all of the FAA’s programs. It monitors the agency’s grant making efforts in funding airport infrastructure projects and air traffic control (ATC) facility upgrades. The Subcommittee also has jurisdiction over oversight of the nation’s international infrastructure related to civil aviation as well as domestic aviation security and the majority of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) workforce.
The Subcommittee is overseeing the Agency’s implementation of aviation security provisions included in the 9/11 Act passed in the 110th Congress, and will be reviewing general aviation security and other aspects of the commercial aviation security regime.