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House Oks Faa Funding


The House approved by voice vote and sent to the Senate an extension of funding and taxing authority for federal aviation programs through Aug. 1. The existing extension was scheduled to expire July 3

The House approved by voice vote and sent to the Senate an extension of funding and taxing authority for federal aviation programs through Aug. 1. The existing extension was scheduled to expire July 3.

"This bill ensures that aviation programs, taxes, and Trust Fund expenditure authority will continue without interruption, pending completion of a long-term Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization act," Rep. James Oberstar (D-Minn) said on the House floor. "We are very close to resolving all differences with the Senate on the long-term FAA bill.

"The most recent long-term FAA reauthorization act, the Vision 100ñCentury of Aviation Reauthorization Act (P.L. 108-176) expired on Sept. 30, 2007. Although the House passed an FAA reauthorization bill during the 110th Congress, and again last year, the Senate failed to act until March of this year. Based on the hard work that has occurred to date, I am extremely hopeful that Congress will complete action on the long-term FAA reauthorization act in July."