HR276: A bill to amend title 49, United States Code, to ensure reliable air service in American Samoa.

By | April 13, 2018
Seal of the United States Department of Transportation.

Seal of the United States Department of Transportation.

Extends exemption period for foreign air carriers in American Samoa.

Official Summary

This bill declares that in order to provide and sustain air transportation in American Samoa between the islands of Tutuila and Manu’a, the Department of Transportation may renew a foreign air carrier’s emergency air transportation exemption every 180 days (instead of the current 30-day renewal period that applies to other areas).

Passed House
Passed Senate
Signed by President
Became Public Law


Amended in committee.


Original sponsor: Rep. Radewagen, Aumua Amata Coleman [R-AS-At Large]

Cosponsors: Rep. Sablan, Gregorio Kilili Camacho [D-MP-At Large]


Passed House by voice vote.

Related bill: HR2348 (Identical bill)

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