The U.S. Senate is considering legislation to update Federal Aviation Administration laws.
Senator Deb Fischer (R-NE) says it would strengthen funding for Nebraska’s rural and small community airports.
She says it also would streamline the certification process for aircraft manufacturers, which she calls burdensome.
“The FAA bill also contains provisions to ensure the FAA office of aerospace medicine works with passenger airlines to provide updated, onboard emergency medical kits that reflect current medical practices,” Fischer said on a conference call with reporters.
Fischer says the bill also would require all large and medium hub airports to provide a private space in each terminal for nursing mothers.
“Traveling as a new mom can be very challenging and stressful at times,” Fischer said. “Through this bipartisan amendment, we can provide increased flexibility and peace of mind for mothers at airports across the country.”
Fischer cosponsored the amendment with Senator Claire McCaskill (D-MO).