WASHINGTON—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement upon President Trump’s signing of bipartisan legislation to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration:

“The blueprint for a safer, more modern aviation system—something so important to everyone—is now law of the land. This legislation promotes America’s competitiveness from start to finish. It reforms the federal government’s disaster response to better help communities both prepare for and deal with natural disasters, and gives more resources to areas still rebuilding after recent storms. Through the BUILD Act, it also paves a new path for American investment in global infrastructure, countering China’s influence in global development. I am glad to see this legislation enshrined into law.”