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The funds come from Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants. Chao announced 80 airports in 25 states will get $335 million from the FAA.
Chao announced that the Trump administration will send more than $1.2 billion to 405 airports across the nation. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) grants will be used for infrastructure and safety improvements.
Chao announced the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) will send more than $273 million for airport safety and infrastructure grants to 41 states and the District of Columbia, American Samoa, the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, Palau and Puerto Rico.
On Thursday, U.S. Rep. Francis Rooney, R-Fla., thanked the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for sending grants to the Southwest Florida International Airport and Naples Municipal Airport.
Three Republicans from the Sunshine State--U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, U.S. Rep. Ross Spano and U.S. Rep. Michael Waltz--signed a letter urging Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Administrator Stephen Dickson to prevent any of the $10 billion in airport grants passed in the (CARES) Act to be used for contracts with Chinese-owned or subsidized companies.
On Thursday, U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., released a list of provisions in the “Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act” that, his office insisted, “will be critical to the state of Florida during the coronavirus pandemic.”
This marks the second major grant that DOT has sent to Lakeland Linder in recent months. Back in September, Spano, who sits on the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the U.S. House Aviation Subcommittee, announced DOT was sending $10.15 million to Lakeland Linder to improve its main runway and to reconstruct runway lighting.
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