House Approves Another Short-Term Funding Resolution for FAA
January 24, 2012 - In anticipation that a final FAA reauthorization bill will be approved in the coming weeks, the House of Representatives today passed a short-term funding measure for the agency that will fund it through February 17.
House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica (R-FL) promised a long-term agreement is now within reach, following last week's compromise on labor-union issues that were stalling progress on an overall reauthorization measure. The FAA had been funded through continuing resolutions 22 times prior to last week's agreement.
"EAA has continually urged the completion of an overall FAA reauthorization bill that would allow important projects to move forward and eliminate the uncertainty for the agency and the aviation community," said Doug Macnair, EAA's vice president of government relations. "We are hopeful that this short-term funding extension is the final one before a full reauthorization measure is passed."
The U.S. Senate will now receive the short-term funding bill and is expected to act on the measure this week.