FAA braces for shutdown–Congress remains deadlocked on reauthorization

July 22, 2011 at 1:09 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment

by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty

Source: AOPA

Congress failed July 21 to agree on a long-term FAA reauthorization measure, raising the specter of multiple program shutdowns and the furlough of up to 4,000 FAA employees as the July 22 expiration of the agency’s operating authority approached.

The House of Representatives passed a two-month extension with policy provisions that the Senate will not agree to. The Senate, meanwhile, passed a “clean” extension, funding airport capital grants through the end of fiscal 2011. [more]

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