The House of Representatives passes legislation temporarily extending funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its construction programs through March 8, 2024.
On December 11, the House of Representatives passed legislation temporarily extending funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and its construction programs through March 8, 2024. As you may recall, the House has passed an AGC-supported FAA bill earlier this year. This bill:
- Increases funding for runways and taxiways;
- Requires U.S. DOT to allow for drones beyond the visual line of sight; and
- Allows for price adjustment clauses.
Unfortunately, the Senate has been unable to reach an agreement on its version of an FAA reauthorization bill on a few key provisions, including pilot training, which necessitated a previous extension to December 31. Action turns to the Senate to pass the extension passed by the House.
While there is nothing controversial in the House-passed extension, and it should pass easily in the Senate, there are always opportunities for senators to delay these types of bills as leverage to accomplish other objectives. Without an extension, the current funding would expire on December 31.
For more information, contact Alex Etchen at [email protected].
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