On the day President Obama’s 2013 budget proposal was released and as Congress prepares to debate two competing surface transportation authorization bills this week, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood used a conference call budget briefing to both highlight the President’s own authorization proposal and to restate the administration’s preference between House and Senate authorization proposals.

This Act regulates building near public-use airports. The Act requires owners of proposed structures within a three-mile area surrounding a public-use airport to get special permits from the state aeronautics commission before building such structures.