John Boehner

December 3, 2013 - 3:05am

Even though general aviation is gearing up once again to defeat user fees, it has become increasingly apparent that Congress is unlikely to accomplish much of anything in the way of meaningful legislation before 2014 arrives. Many believe that Washington could be mostly done making laws for the year.

According to Politico, a daily newspaper that covers national politics and is distributed free on Capitol Hill, Washington, D.C., and in Manhattan, top sources in both chambers were doubtful that the final eight weeks of this year would produce any legislative breakthroughs.

January 24, 2012 - 3:40pm

House and Senate leaders appear to have reached agreement on a multi-year funding plan for FAA spending and programs. Intransigence across both sides of the political aisle has been instrumental in blocking long-term FAA reauthorization, which led to a partial shutdown of the agency for about two weeks last summer.

August 30, 2011 - 8:40am

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner last month asking him to appoint conferees to FAA reauthorization talks before the current temporary extension expires on September 16.

August 11, 2011 - 11:05am

A group of Democratic senators sent a letter to House Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday asking him to appoint conferees to FAA reauthorization talks before the current temporary extension expires on September 16.

December 7, 2007 - 5:51am

• One of the annual Washington rituals calls for the President to send Congress an administration budget proposal for the next fiscal year. President Bush followed through with a FY2007 plan asking for $27.7 trillion. The proposed budget would increase defense spending by 7 percent and cut some $15 billion from 141 programs in nine of 15 Cabinet agencies.

 
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