FAA authorization bill due in Senate

January 28, 2011 at 12:53 pm | Posted in Aviation Law | Leave a comment

by  Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: The Hill

The Senate adjourned tonight until Monday at 2 p.m., when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he hopes the chamber can take up a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill, S. 223.

Reid said there is “no reason” the Senate cannot begin work on that bill Monday. He said this is an “extremely important piece of legislation,” and that it will “at a minimum” create 100,000 U.S. jobs through airport infrastructure improvements.

He said the bill, sponsored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), also would include a patients’ bill of rights and help improve air safety. Coming off today’s changes to Senate procedural rules, Reid noted that Democrats will make room for Republican amendments, and said it’s “time for a good old-fashioned Senate debate.”

Before adjourning, Reid asked that three non-controversial resolutions, S.Res. 31-33, be considered as passed.

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