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Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 5900

On Sunday, August 1, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 5900, the “Airline Safety and Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010,” which extends through September 30, 2010, authorities to collect taxes that fund the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and make grants to airports under the Airport Improvement Program; and establishes various requirements related to commercial scheduled air carrier safety and pilot training, including requirements related to pilot fatigue and an electronic pilot records database.

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