General Aviation Pilot Protection Act

House and Senate sponsors and cosponsors

Bills have been introduced in both the House and Senate that would exempt thousands of general aviation pilots from requiring a third-class medical certificate to fly.   Under the General Aviation Pilot Protection Act (GAPPA), pilots who make noncommercial VFR flights in aircraft weighing up to 6,000 pounds with no more than six seats would be exempt from the third-class medical certification process. Pilots would be allowed to carry up to five passengers, fly at altitudes below 14,000 feet msl and fly no faster than 250 knots. The legislation would also require the FAA to report on the safety consequences of the new rule after five years.

The following Congressman have signed on as cosponsors to the House and Senate bills and are among the first to support this critical legislation that will promote safety, keep aviators flying, and save pilots, and the federal government, millions of dollars.

House

Alabama

Bachus, Spencer [R-AL6]
Brooks, Mo [R-AL5]
Rogers, Mike [R-AL3]

Alaska

Young, Don [R-AK0]

Arizona

Gosar, Paul [R-AZ4]
Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ1]
Schweikert, David [R-AZ6]

Arkansas

Crawford, Eric “Rick” [R-AR1]
Griffin, Tim [R-AR2]

California

Denham, Jeff [R-CA10]
Issa, Darrell [R-CA-49]
LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA1]
Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA19]
McClintock, Tom [R-CA4]
Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA48]
Valadao, David [R-CA21]

Colorado

Tipton, Scott [R-CO3]

Connecticut

Esty, Elizabeth [D-CT5]

Delaware

Florida

Buchanan, Vern [R-FL16]
Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL4]
DeSantis, Ron [R-FL6]
Jolly, David [R-FL-13]
Mica, John [R-FL7]
Miller, Jeff [R-FL1]
Posey, Bill [R-FL8]
Ross, Dennis [R-FL15]
Southerland, Steve [R-FL2]
Yoho, Theodore [R-FL3]

Georgia

Barrow, John [D-GA12]
Broun, Paul [R-GA10]
Graves, Tom [R-GA14]
Westmoreland, Lynn [R-GA3]

Hawaii

Idaho

Simpson, Mike [R-ID2]

Illinois

Davis, Rodney [R-IL13]
Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL8]
Hultgren, Randy [R-IL14]
Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL16]
Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL3]
Schock, Aaron [R-IL18]

Indiana

Brooks, Susan [R-IN5]
Bucshon, Larry [R-IN8]
Carson, Andre [D-IN7]
Messer, Luke [R-IN6]
Rokita, Todd [R-IN4] – SPONSOR
Stutzman, Marlin [R-IN3]
Walorski, Jackie [R-IN2
Young, Todd [R-IN9]

Iowa

Braley, Bruce [D-IA1]
Loebsack, David [D-IA2]

Kansas

Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS1]
Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS2]
Pompeo, Mike [R-KS4]
Yoder, Kevin [R-KS3]

Kentucky

Barr, Garland “Andy” [R-KY6]
Guthrie, Brett [R-KY2]
Massie, Thomas [R-KY4]

Louisiana

Scalise, Steve [R-LA1]

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Huizenga, Bill [R-MI2]
Upton, Fred [R-MI6]
Walberg, Tim [R-MI7]

Minnesota

Kline, John [R-MN2]
Peterson, Collin [D-MN7]
Nolan, Richard [D-MN8]

Mississippi

Missouri

Graves, Sam [R-MO6]
Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO4]
Long, Billy [R-MO7

Montana

Daines, Steve [R-MT-At Large]

Nebraska

Terry, Lee [R-NE2]
Smith, Adrian [R-NE3]
Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE1]

Nevada

Amodei, Mark [R-NV2]

New Hampshire

New Jersey

Frelinghuysen, Rodney [R-NJ11]
Garrett, Scott [R-NJ5]

New Mexico

Pearce, Stevan “Steve” [R-NM2]

New York

Collins, Chris [R-NY27]
Gibson, Christopher [R-NY19]
Hanna, Richard [R-NY22]

North Carolina

Jones, Walter [R-NC3]
McHenry, Patrick [R-NC10]
McIntrye, Mike [D-NC7]
Meadows, Mark [R-NC11]

North Dakota

Cramer, Kevin [R-ND0]

Ohio

Chabot, Steve [R-OH1]
Johnson, Bill [R-OH6]
Jordan, Jim [R-OH4]
Joyce, David [R-OH14]
Latta, Robert [R-OH5]
Ryan, Tim [D-OH13]
Tiberi, Patrick “Pat” [R-OH12]
Wenstrup, Brad [R-OH2]

Oklahoma

Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK1]

Oregon

Schrader, Kurt [D-OR5]
Walden, Greg [R-OR2]

Pennsylvania

Barletta, Lou [R-PA11]
Fitzpatrick, Michael [R-PA8]

Rhode Island

South Carolina

Duncan, Jeff [R-SC3]

South Dakota

Tennessee

Black, Diane [R-TN6]
Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN7]
DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN]
Duncan, John “Jimmy” [R-TN2]
Fleischmann, Charles “Chuck” [R-TN3]
Roe, David “Phil” [R-TN1]

Texas

Conaway, Michael [R-TX11]
Farenthold, Blake [R-TX27]
Flores, Bill [R-TX17]
Gohmert, Louie [R-TX1]
Hall, Ralph [R-TX4]
Marchant, Kenny [R-TX24]
Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX19]
Poe, Ted [R-TX2]
Sessions, Pete [R-TX32]
Smith, Lamar [R-TX21]
Weber, Randy [R-TX14]
Williams, Roger [R-TX25]

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA4]
Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA6]
Griffith, Morgan [R-VA9]
Hurt, Robert [R-VA]

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Duffy, Sean [R-WI7]
Petri, Thomas “Tom” [R-WI6]
Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]
Ribble, Reid [R-WI8]

Wyoming

Senate

Alabama

Alaska

Begich, Mark [D-AK]
Murkowski, Lisa [R-AK]

Arizona

Arkansas

Boozman, John [R-AR] – SPONSOR
Pryor, Mark [D-AR]

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Crapo, Michael [R-ID]
Risch, James [R-ID]

Illinois

Indiana

Donnelly, Joe [D-IN]

Iowa

Kansas

Moran, Jerry [R-KS]
Roberts, Pat [R-KS]

Kentucky

Louisiana

Landrieu, Mary [D-LA]

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Wicker, Roger [R-MS]

Missouri

Montana

Tester, Jon [D-MT]

Nebraska

Nevada

New Hampshire

Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma

Inhofe, James “Jim” [R-OK]

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Toomey, Pat [R-PA]

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas

Utah

Hatch, Orrin [R-UT]

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Enzi, Michael [R-WY]