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Short Term FAA Extension Passes

September 24, 2008
Both the House and Senate took action yesterday approving legislation extending for six months authority for Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) programs and the aviation taxes to pay for them. The President is expected to sign the bill. This action was necessary because Congress has been unable to pass an FAA reauthorization bill which has been under discussion for the past year. The 111th Congress must now take up FAA reauthorization next year. Both House and Senate committees of jurisdiction expressed the desire to complete action on the FAA bill before turning to the highway and transit reauthorization bill next year.
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