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• H.R. 5506 (Mica) to provide relief to the airline indus
try, freeform FAA, and make technical corrections in the
oring the crew and passengers of United Airlines flight
vote of 415 to 0.
garding the crash of American Airlines flight 587 which
consent on November 16, 2001.
displayed by airline flight attendants passed the House
voice vote on September 24, 2002.
As an aid to its users, this compilation once again includes a conversion table where the sections of pre-codified aviation laws are matched to the section numbers of the codified law in this compilation. In addition, there is an index of selected subjects that should help users of the compilation locate the provisions of law that are of interest to them.
As the aviation community faces future challenges in the areas of infrastructure improvements, competition, safety, security, and the environment, I am confident that the Aviation Subcommittee, under Chairman John L. Mica and new ranking Democratic member Peter DeFazio will continue the good work of the previous Congress.
Finally, I would like to recognize the valuable assistance of the Subcommittee staff during the 107th Congress including David E. Schaffer, Adam Tsao, Sharon Barkeloo, Holly Woodruff Lyons, Sharon Pinkerton, Cheryl McCullough, Stacie Soumbeniotis, Amy Denicore, Giles Giovinazzi, and Michael Herren. I would also like to thank David Mendelsohn and Curt Haensel of the office of the Legislative Counsel for their tireless assistance in assembling this compilation and in drafting the aviation legislation that has come before this Committee.
(1) ensure the coordinated and effective administration of the transportation programs of the United States Government;
(2) make easier the development and improvement of coordinated transportation service to be provided by private enterprise to the greatest extent feasible;
(3) encourage cooperation of Federal, State, and local governments, carriers, labor, and other interested persons to achieve transportation objectives;
(4) stimulate technological advances in transportation, through research and development or otherwise;
(5) provide general leadership in identifying and solving transportation problems; and
(6) develop and recommend to the President and Congress transportation policies and programs to achieve transportation objectives considering the needs of the public, users, carriers,
industry, labor, and national defense. $102. Department of Transportation
(a) The Department of Transportation is an executive department of the United States Government at the seat of Government.
(b) The head of the Department is the Secretary of Transportation. The Secretary is appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate.
(c) The Department has a Deputy Secretary of Transportation appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Deputy Secretary
(1) shall carry out duties and powers prescribed by the Secretary; and
(2) acts for the Secretary when the Secretary is absent or unable to serve or when the office of Secretary is vacant.
(d) The Department has an Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Under Secretary shall provide leadership in the development of policy for the Department, supervise the policy activities of Assistant Secretaries with primary responsibility for aviation, international, and other transportation policy development and carry out other powers and duties prescribed by the Secretary. The Under Secretary acts for the Secretary when the Secretary and the Deputy Secretary are absent or unable to serve, or when the offices of Secretary and Deputy Secretary are vacant.
(e) The Department has 4 Assistant Secretaries and a General Counsel appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Department also has an Assistant Secretary of Transportation for Administration appointed in the competitive service by the Secretary, with the approval of the President. They shall carry out duties and powers prescribed by the Secretary. An Assistant Secretary or the General Counsel, in the order prescribed by the Secretary, acts for the Secretary when the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy are absent or unable to serve, or when the offices of the Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary of Transportation for Policy 1 are vacant.
1 Section 215(a)(3) of Public Law 107–295 (116 Stat. 2102) amends subsection (e) by striking "Secretary and the Deputy Secretary” each place it appears in the last sentence of subsection (e) and inserting “Secretary, Deputy Secretary, and Under Secretary of Transportation for Pol