United States Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security

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The Senate Commerce Subcommittee on Aviation Operations, Safety, and Security is one of the seven subcommittees within the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation.

Members, 114th Congress[edit]

Majority Minority
Ex officio


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.


Aviation Week, June 3, 1961: Senate Subcommittee, decision on limited power for a future NTSB staff: initial proposal allowed Board "members" to delegate powers to their subordinates.

Senate oversight of NTSB: Scientific Integrity, §845.41, Scientific-Retractions, toward an "independent" Safety Board.

B727, N840TW, The Boeing Scenario, NTSB-AAR-81-8, OSTP's Scientific Integrity Policy, a 2015 video-interview, toward an "independent" Safety Board.

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