WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) announced she is an original co-sponsor of Senator Gary Peter’s (D-MI) Remotely Piloted Aircraft Mission Protection Act.

This bipartisan legislation prevents the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) from disqualifying an airport for an Airport Improvement Project grant solely because the airport provides a nominal lease to a military component.

“By ensuring no party is put at a disadvantage, this bipartisan legislation fosters an environment for negotiations to continue in good faith while also taking into consideration the perspective of the airport boards, National Guard and U.S. Air Force,” said Senator Ernst. “I’m proud to support this bipartisan measure that takes important steps to ensure that grant opportunities are not missed while the stakeholders work to come to an agreement that works best for them. It’s important that a fair resolution is achieved to ensure those involved can continue their various missions.”

Click here to read the text of the Remotely Piloted Aircraft Mission Protection Act .

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