U.S. aviation bill faces possible delays in CongressMay 12, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
WASHINGTON -The U.S. Congress may push back consideration of a major aviation bill as negotiators haggle over funding levels and other contentious provisions, House Transportation Committee Chairman John Mica said Wednesday.
The Florida Republican said lawmakers have made significant progress in talks in recent days and he remains hopeful the Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization bill will be passed by month’s end. But Mica said Congress may have to pass a short-term extension of the current FAA law to buy more time for negotiations. [Full story]