U.S. Congress stalls again on the FAA Reauthorization billJuly 6, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
The US Congress last week again passed a short-term FAA funding extension as lawmakers continued to fail to reach agreement on the long-term agency reauthorization bill that airports across the US say is necessary to bring stability to construction project planning.
The latest extension, the 20th enacted since FAA’s authorization officially expired Sept. 30, 2007, will keep the agency running through July 22. Multiple sources with knowledge of Congressional negotiations aimed at producing a long-term bill told ATW that a number of disagreements remain unresolved, fueling pessimism that FAA reauthorization will be passed in the near-term. [Full story]