Senate approves bill to end partial FAA shutdownAugust 5, 2011 at 1:42 pm | Posted in Aviation Law Current Event | Leave a comment
by Sara M. Langston with the blog faculty
Source: Forbes/Associated Press
WASHINGTON — The Senate approved legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume.
Employing the so-called “unanimous consent” procedure which took less than 30 seconds, two senators were present to approve a House-passed bill extending FAA’s operating authority through mid-September. The remaining members of Congress began their August recess earlier this week. [Full story]
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