Chair DeFazio Statement on Final Flight Attendant Rest Rule

Press Release

Date: Oct. 4, 2022
Location: Washington, DC

Chair of the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure Peter DeFazio (D-OR) issued the following statement after the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) announced its final rule on flight attendant duty and rest time.

"I thank the FAA for announcing its long overdue final rule on flight attendant duty and rest requirements, which has been a critical missing piece to ensure the safety of those who fly. After a nearly four-year delay, flight attendants--who operate in complex, dynamic, and often hazardous working environments--will have the rest they need to perform their duties and enjoy a better quality of life. I applaud the flight attendants whose years of advocacy pushed Congress to act and ultimately led to today's new rule."