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Bill to stop new sleep apnea policy set for vote in House

Policy changes related to sleep disorders

The full House is set to vote next week on a bill that would require the FAA to go through the rulemaking process before implementing policy changes related to sleep disorders. An identical measure has been introduced in the Senate.

The measure passed the House Transportation Committee in December after being introduced by House Aviation Subcommittee Chairman Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), and Rep. Rick Larsen (D-Wash.), ranking member of the aviation subcommittee.

Additional sponsors included House General Aviation Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Sam Graves (R-Mo.) and Reps. Dan Lipinski (D-Ill.), Rep. Larry Bucshon (R-Ind.), Rep. Richard Hudson (R-N.C.), and Rep. Pat Meehan (R-Pa.). All of the co-sponsors are members of the House General Aviation Caucus.