Washington Insider Update Videos


Washington Insider Update Videos deliver timely information and updates to airport executives who need to be in the know on industry-related developments on Capitol Hill and around Washington.  WIU Videos are filmed live from the AAAE studio and are sent on Mondays (when Congress is in session) with an outlook for the coming week, in addition to additional videos whenever events warrant. 

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Click on the date below to view each video.
  • July 24, 2017
    As lawmakers approach the upcoming August recess, AAAE's Joel Bacon discusses the outlook for FAA reauthorization in the House and Senate and gives an update on the status of FY 2018 appropriations bills.

    With a number of important airport issues being considered this summer, we hope you can join us tomorrow and Wednesday, July 25-26, in Washington for the 2017 AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In. We look forward to seeing you soon.
  • July 17, 2017
    AAAE’s Joel Bacon gives a status update on the House and Senate FAA reauthorization bills and discusses the latest on the rapidly-moving FY 2018 appropriations process.

    With so many important aviation issues being considered this summer, we hope you can join us July 25-26 in Washington for the 2017 AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In.
  • July 10, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews the busy July agenda facing lawmakers returning from the Independence Day recess and gives updates about FAA reauthorization, FY 2018 appropriations bills and several nominations the Administration has made to security-related posts.

    With a number of important aviation issues on lawmakers’ agenda this year, we hope you can join us July 25-26 in Washington for the 2017 AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In.
  • June 26, 2017
    With House and Senate committees marking up their FAA reauthorization bills this week, AAAE’s Joel Bacon previews several expected amendments dealing with the PFC cap, AIP funding and the pilot shortage. It is important that airports represented by members of the House Transportation Committee or the Senate Commerce Committee voice support for these proposals (membership lists for each panel can be viewed by clicking the links). Stay tuned on Tuesday and Thursday for our updates on committee action on the FAA measures.
  • June 19, 2017
    As we enter a critical time for FAA reauthorization in the House and Senate, AAAE’s Joel Bacon outlines the planned timeline for committee action and discusses the latest on air traffic control corporatization and efforts to eliminate the PFC cap.

    With a number of important aviation issues on lawmakers’ agenda this year, we hope you can join us July 25-26 in Washington for the 2017 AAAE/ACI-NA Airport Summer Fly-In.
  • June 12, 2017
    AAAE’s Joel Bacon reviews last week’s flurry of activity coming from the White House’s infrastructure week, provides an update on the state of FAA reauthorization and Air Traffic Control corporatization, and previews this week’s activity on Capitol Hill.
  • June 5, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews the path ahead for FAA reauthorization and discusses today's White House announcement of its proposal to corporatize the Air Traffic Control system.

    A summary of the White House's ATC principles is available in our Airport Alert sent this morning.
  • May 30, 2017
    With Congress out of session this week, AAAE's Joel Bacon previews the busy agenda facing lawmakers in June and July, including FAA reauthorization, a proposed $1 trillion infrastructure package, FY 2018 appropriations and other non-aviation issues like health care, tax reform and the national debt limit.
  • May 22, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews President Trump's FY 2018 budget request that will be released tomorrow and discusses a potential $1 trillion infrastructure package and Air Traffic Control corporatization.
  • May 15, 2017
    As Congress enters a busy time for aviation interests, AAAE's Joel Bacon provides updates on FAA reauthorization in the House and Senate, a potential $1 trillion infrastructure package, the FY 2018 budget situation ahead of next week's anticipated release of additional funding details by the White House, and aviation security issues.
  • May 1, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon reviews the details of the FY 2017 omnibus appropriations package that the House and Senate will consider this week, discusses President Trump's proposed budget cuts for the upcoming fiscal year and outlines aviation action on Capitol Hill this week.

    We hope to see you in Long Beach next week at the 89th Annual AAAE Conference and Exposition.
  • April 24, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon outlines the state of play for a FY 2017 government funding package ahead of an April 28 deadline, discusses the situation for FY 2018 appropriations and previews aviation-related activity on Capitol Hill this week.
  • April 3, 2017
    AAAE's Brad Van Dam discusses AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli's comments at a recent White House meeting on ATC reform.  He also previews an upcoming Senate hearing on rural air service where AAAE's Spencer Dickerson plans to make a pitch for the Contract Tower Program.
  • March 27, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon outlines the state of play for a FY 2017 government funding package and previews upcoming legislative deadlines as House and Senate Republicans move forward following last week's failure of an Obamacare replacement bill.
  • March 20, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews this week's aviation action in Washington and discusses a letter AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli sent today to DHS and key Congressional leaders expressing opposition to the Trump Administration's proposal to eliminate the LEO reimbursement program that is critical to a number of airports.
     
    We look forward to seeing you this week at the AAAE/ACI-NA Washington Legislative Conference, March 21-22. A number of key Administration officials and leaders of aviation committees in Congress are scheduled to speak.
  • March 13, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews another busy week in Washington and discusses significant budget cuts expected to be proposed by the White House this week in its "skinny" budget outline for FY 2018.
     
    As airport issues continue to receive attention in Washington, we hope that you will be able to join us March 21-22 for the AAAE/ACI-NA Washington Legislative Conference. A number of key Administration officials and leaders of aviation committees in Congress are scheduled to speak.
  • March 6, 2017
    AAAE's Brad Van Dam previews another busy week for aviation interests in the nation's capital, highlighted by AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli testifying before a key Senate panel on Wednesday, March 8.
     
    As airport issues continue to receive attention in Washington, we hope that you will be able to join us March 21-22 for the AAAE/ACI-NA Washington Legislative Conference. We recently confirmed that TSA Chief of Operations Gary Rasicot will deliver a keynote address on March 22.
  • February 27, 2017
    With lawmakers back in Washington following the President's Day break, AAAE's Joel Bacon previews a number of important items for airports, including the expected introduction of legislation addressing the PFC cap, two upcoming hearings featuring testimony from airport officials and AAAE President and CEO Todd Hauptli, President Donald Trump's address to a joint session of Congress and the release of the Administration's FY 2018 budget outline.
     
    As airport issues continue to receive attention in Washington, we hope that you will be able to join us March 21-22 for the AAAE/ACI-NA Washington Legislative Conference. Acting CBP Commissioner Kevin K. McAleenan will give a keynote address and attendees will hear directly from leaders of critical aviation committees in Congress.
  • February 6, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews this week's action in Congress and discusses how broad partisan disagreements could affect legislation like FAA reauthorization and a potential infrastructure package.

    With so many critical aviation issues on the agenda this year, we hope you can join us for the 2017 AAAE/ACI-NA Washington Legislative Conference, March 21-22. The following key committee leaders and members of Congress are scheduled to speak: House Transportation Committee Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA); House Transportation Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio (D-OR); House Appropriations Transportation Subcommittee Chairman Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL); and Rep. Julia Brownley (D-CA), member of the House Transportation Committee.
  • January 30, 2017
    AAAE's Joel Bacon previews the busy week in Washington, including a Senate vote on the nomination of Elaine Chao to be Transportation Secretary, a hearing on the TSA and legislation on airport employee access control. With the Trump Administration taking a number of executive actions in its first week in office, Bacon also reviews the refugee travel ban and orders regarding environmental reviews, federal funding to sanctuary cities, a federal hiring freeze and regulatory relief.
  • January 23, 2017
    As we enter the first full week of the new Donald Trump Administration, AAAE's Joel Bacon offers an update on Trump's Cabinet nominees, the temporary leaders of aviation-related federal agencies, the Administration's proposed infrastructure package and an FAA reauthorization bill expected this spring.

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