Congress voted for a 17th time on December 18 to extend aviation programs, taxes and Airport and Airways Trust Fund spending authority through March 31, 2011, which essentially provides breathing room for the incoming 112th Congress to pass a new FAA reauthorization bill. Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.), who will take over as new chairman of the House Transportation Committee, has said the FAA reauthorization is one of the first bills he wants to take up in the new Congress. When the 111th Congress adjourned at the end of last year all pending bills, such as new, multi-year FAA reauthorization legislation, expired.
Legislation Delayed on FAA Funding
- December 29, 2010, 3:30 AM