To ensure that the Federal Aviation Administration addresses fatigue issues of flight attendants.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
This Act may be cited as the ``Airline First Responder Workplace Fairness Act''.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
(a) Findings.--Congress finds the following: (1) Flight attendants serve as first responders responsible for the safety and well-being of passengers on an aircraft. (2) The responsibilities of flight attendants as first responders have grown since the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. (3) Since 2009, the Department of Labor has classified flight attendants as ``Essential Transportation Workers'' along with pilots and air traffic controllers. (4) Impaired performance induced by fatigue may compromise safety in commercial aviation. (5) The Federal Aviation Administration has issued a Notice of Proposed Rule Making to address pilot fatigue in recognition of safety concerns induced by fatigue. (6) The Federal Aviation Administration is working to address fatigue issues for air traffic controllers through a Fatigue Risk Management System Work Group. (7) Fatigue among flight attendants is a pervasive concern that needs to be addressed further by the Federal Aviation Administration.
SEC. 3. ESTABLISHMENT OF AVIATION RULEMAKING COMMITTEE.
(a) Aviation Rulemaking Committee.--Not later than 60 days after the date of enactment of this Act, the Administrator of the Federal Aviation Administration shall establish a flight attendant duty time limitations and rest requirements Aviation Rulemaking Committee to address flight attendant duty time limitations and rest requirements....