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

  • Aderholt, Robert [R-AL-4]
  • Bachus, Spencer [R-AL-6]
  • Brooks, Mo [R-AL-5]
  • Byrne, Bradley [R-AL-1]
  • Rogers, Mike [R-AL-3]

Alaska

  • Young, Don [R-AK-0]

Arizona

  • Gosar, Paul [R-AZ-4]
  • Kirkpatrick, Ann [D-AZ-1]
  • Schweikert, David [R-AZ-6]

Arkansas

  • Cotton, Tom [R-AR-4]
  • Crawford, Eric “Rick” [R-AR-1]
  • Griffin, Tim [R-AR-2]
  • Womack, Steve [R-AR-3]

California

  • Cardenas, Tony [D-CA-29]
  • Cook, Paul [R-CA-8]
  • Denham, Jeff [R-CA-10]
  • Hunter, Duncan [R-CA-50]
  • Issa, Darrell [R-CA-49]
  • LaMalfa, Doug [R-CA-1]
  • Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]
  • McClintock, Tom [R-CA-4]
  • Miller, Gary [R-CA-31]
  • Napolitano, Grace [D-CA-32]
  • Rohrabacher, Dana [R-CA-48]
  • Valadao, David [R-CA-21]

Colorado

  • Tipton, Scott [R-CO-3]

Connecticut

  • Esty, Elizabeth [D-CT-5]

Delaware

Florida

  • Buchanan, Vern [R-FL-16]
  • Clawson, Curt [R-FL-10]
  • Crenshaw, Ander [R-FL-4]
  • DeSantis, Ron [R-FL-6]
  • Jolly, David [R-FL-13]
  • Mica, John [R-FL-7]
  • Miller, Jeff [R-FL-1]
  • Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]
  • Ross, Dennis [R-FL-15]
  • Southerland, Steve [R-FL-2]
  • Yoho, Theodore [R-FL-3]

Georgia

  • Barrow, John [D-GA-12]
  • Broun, Paul [R-GA-10]
  • Collins, Doug [R-GA-09]
  • Graves, Tom [R-GA-14]
  • Scott, Austin [R-GA-08]
  • Westmoreland, Lynn [R-GA-3]

Hawaii

Idaho

  • Simpson, Mike [R-ID-2]

Illinois

  • Bustos, Cheri [D-IL-7]
  • Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]
  • Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL-8]
  • Hultgren, Randy [R-IL-14]
  • Kinzinger, Adam [R-IL-16]
  • Lipinski, Daniel [D-IL-3]
  • Schock, Aaron [R-IL-18]

Indiana

  • Brooks, Susan [R-IN-5]
  • Bucshon, Larry [R-IN-8]
  • Carson, Andre [D-IN-7]
  • Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]
  • Rokita, Todd [R-IN-4] – SPONSOR
  • Stutzman, Marlin [R-IN-3]
  • Walorski, Jackie [R-IN-2
  • Young, Todd [R-IN-9]

Iowa

  • Braley, Bruce [D-IA-1]
  • Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]

Kansas

  • Huelskamp, Tim [R-KS-1]
  • Jenkins, Lynn [R-KS-2]
  • Pompeo, Mike [R-KS-4]
  • Yoder, Kevin [R-KS-3]

Kentucky

  • Barr, Garland “Andy” [R-KY-6]
  • Guthrie, Brett [R-KY-2]
  • Massie, Thomas [R-KY-4]

Louisiana

  • Scalise, Steve [R-LA-1]

Maine

Maryland

  • Delaney, John [D-MD-6]
  • Harris, Andy [R-MD-1]
  • Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD-8]

Massachusetts

Michigan

  • Benishek, Dan [R-MI-1]
  • Huizenga, Bill [R-MI-2]
  • Miller, Candice [R-MI-10]
  • Upton, Fred [R-MI-6]
  • Walberg, Tim [R-MI-7]

Minnesota

  • Kline, John [R-MN-2]
  • Peterson, Collin [D-MN-7]
  • McCollum, Betty [D-MN-4]
  • Nolan, Richard [D-MN-8]
  • Paulsen, Erik [R-MN-3]

Mississippi

  • Nunnelee, Alan [R-MS-01]
  • Thompson, Bennie [D-MS-02]

Missouri

  • Graves, Sam [R-MO-6]
  • Hartzler, Vicky [R-MO-4]
  • Long, Billy [R-MO-7]
  • Luetkemeyer, Blaine [R-MO-3]

Montana

  • Daines, Steve [R-MT-At Large]

Nebraska

  • Fortenberry, Jeff [R-NE-1]
  • Terry, Lee [R-NE-2]
  • Smith, Adrian [R-NE-3]

Nevada

  • Amodei, Mark [R-NV-2]

New Hampshire

New Jersey

  • Lance, Leonard [R-NJ-7]
  • Frelinghuysen, Rodney [R-NJ-11]
  • Garrett, Scott [R-NJ-5]

New Mexico

  • Pearce, Stevan “Steve” [R-NM-2]

New York

  • Bishop, Tim [D-NY-1]
  • Collins, Chris [R-NY-27]
  • Gibson, Christopher [R-NY-19]
  • Hanna, Richard [R-NY-22]
  • Owens, William [D-NY-21]

North Carolina

  • Coble, Howard [R-NC-06]
  • Hudson, Richard [R-NC-8]
  • Jones, Walter [R-NC-3]
  • McHenry, Patrick [R-NC-10]
  • McIntrye, Mike [D-NC-7]
  • Meadows, Mark [R-NC-11]

North Dakota

  • Cramer, Kevin [R-ND-0]

Ohio

  • Chabot, Steve [R-OH-1]
  • Johnson, Bill [R-OH-6]
  • Jordan, Jim [R-OH-4]
  • Joyce, David [R-OH-14]
  • Latta, Robert [R-OH-5]
  • Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]
  • Tiberi, Patrick “Pat” [R-OH-12]
  • Turner, Michael [R-OH-10]
  • Wenstrup, Brad [R-OH-2]

Oklahoma

  • Bridenstine, Jim [R-OK-1]
  • Mullin, Markwayne [R-OK-2]

Oregon

  • Schrader, Kurt [D-OR-5]
  • Walden, Greg [R-OR-2]

Pennsylvania

  • Barletta, Lou [R-PA-11]
  • Cartwright, Mat [D-PA-17]
  • Fitzpatrick, Michael [R-PA-8]
  • Gerlach, Jim [R-PA-6]
  • Kelly, Mike [R-PA-3]
  • Perry, Scott [R-PA-4]
  • Rothfus, Keith [R-PA-12]

Rhode Island

South Carolina

  • Duncan, Jeff [R-SC-3]
  • Rice, Tom [R-SC-7]
  • Wilson, Joe [R-SC-2]

South Dakota

  • Noem, Kristi [R-SD-At Large]

Tennessee

  • Black, Diane [R-TN-6]
  • Blackburn, Marsha [R-TN-7]
  • DesJarlais, Scott [R-TN]
  • Duncan, John “Jimmy” [R-TN-2]
  • Fleischmann, Charles “Chuck” [R-TN-3]
  • Roe, David “Phil” [R-TN-1]

Texas

  • Conaway, Michael [R-TX-11]
  • Farenthold, Blake [R-TX-27]
  • Flores, Bill [R-TX-17]
  • Gohmert, Louie [R-TX-1]
  • Hall, Ralph [R-TX-4]
  • Marchant, Kenny [R-TX-24]
  • Neugebauer, Randy [R-TX-19]
  • Poe, Ted [R-TX-2]
  • Sessions, Pete [R-TX-32]
  • Smith, Lamar [R-TX-21]
  • Veasey, Marc [D-TX-33]
  • Weber, Randy [R-TX-14]
  • Williams, Roger [R-TX-25]

Utah

Vermont

Virginia

  • Forbes, J. Randy [R-VA-4]
  • Goodlatte, Bob [R-VA-6]
  • Griffith, Morgan [R-VA-9]
  • Hurt, Robert [R-VA]

Washington

  • Herrera Beutler, Jaime [R-WA-3]

West Virginia

Wisconsin

  • Duffy, Sean [R-WI-7]
  • Petri, Thomas “Tom” [R-WI-6]
  • Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]
  • Ribble, Reid [R-WI-8]

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

  • Fischer, Deb [R-NE]
  • Johanns, Mike [R-NE]

Nevada

New Hampshire

  • Ayotte, Kelly [R-NH]

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

  • Portman, Rob [R-OH]

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]