Senate Approves Airports Council-Supported CBP Agriculture Specialists Bill

The Senate yesterday unanimously approved S. 2107, the Protecting America’s Food & Agriculture Act, a bill introduced by Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI), Pat Roberts (R-KS), John Cornyn (R-TX), and Debbie Stabenow (D-MI) to address the shortage of CBP agricultural inspectors.  More information about the bill can be found here.

Airports appreciate the Senate taking this step to ensure there are a sufficient number of CBP Agriculture Specialists available to safely and efficiently process the ever-increasing volumes of cross-border shipments.  Fully staffed CBP ports-of-entry are crucial to facilitating the travel and trade through our nation’s airports that spurs the U.S. economy.

A similar measure, H.R. 4482, is pending in the House.


About ACI-NA

Airports Council International-North America (ACI-NA) represents local, regional, and state governing bodies that own and operate commercial airports in the United States and Canada. ACI-NA member airports enplane more than 95 percent of the domestic and virtually all the international airline passenger and cargo traffic in North America. Approximately 380 aviation-related businesses are also members of ACI-NA, providing goods and services to airports. Collectively, U.S. airports support more than 11.5 million jobs and account for $1.4 trillion in economic activity – or more than seven percent of the total U.S. GDP. Canadian airports support 405,000 jobs and contribute C$35 billion to Canada’s GDP. Learn more at