Sinema’s bipartisan Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act and Airport Infrastructure Readiness Act of 2020 both passed the Commerce Committee with broad bipartisan support
WASHINGTON – Two of Arizona senior Senator Kyrsten Sinema’s bipartisan bills aiming to increase investments in Arizona’s airports and grow Arizona’s economy cleared the Senate Commerce Committee with broad bipartisan support. Sinema’s bipartisan Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act and Airport Infrastructure Readiness Act of 2020 both head to the Senate floor for full consideration.
“Arizona’s airports are economic drivers for the communities they serve. Our bills help ensure continued investment in airports across the state during the coronavirus pandemic so Arizona’s aviation industry can continue to grow, create jobs, and fuel our state’s economy,” said Sinema, Ranking Member on the Aviation and Space Subcommittee.
Sinema’s bipartisan Expedited Delivery of Airport Infrastructure Act, introduced with Senator Todd Young (Ind.), allows airports to use Airport Improvement Program (AIP) funds for incentive payments to contractors who finish airport construction projects ahead of schedule, improving Arizona’s aviation infrastructure, increasing efficiency in the aviation system, and saving Arizona taxpayers money. Sinema’s Airport Infrastructure Readiness Act of 2020, introduced with Senator Deb Fischer (NE), ensures that Arizona airports do not lose federal funding through the AIP or Contract Tower Program due to the coronavirus and the decline in air travel.
Phoenix Sky Harbor, Tucson, and Phoenix/Mesa Gateway Airports support both of Sinema’s bills.