House Approves FAA Short-Term Funding Extension Bill

By Juliet Van Wagenen | July 12, 2016
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The House has approved a short-term FAA funding extension
The House has approved a short-term FAA funding extension. Photo: Transportation and Infrastructure Committee

[Avionics Today 07-12-2016] The House of Representatives unanimously approved an FAA short-term extension that ensures the FAA is funded through Sept. 30, 2017, and that provides a limited number of safety, security, and time-sensitive improvements for the U.S. aviation system.

“This extension provides stability to our aviation system over the next 14 months, and includes limited but critical and time-sensitive provisions to improve aviation safety and security,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster. 

The current bill is set to expire at the end of this week on July 15. The bill will next go through Senate and to the President for approval. The FAA Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 provides Congress with added time to develop a long-term comprehensive FAA bill.

“While I would have rather moved a comprehensive long-term FAA reauthorization, this legislation reflects a compromise that provides more than a year of certainty and includes a number of time-sensitive safety and security provisions that will better protect our nation’s airspace and air travelers,” said Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Peter DeFazio.

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