Another 3-month extension for FAA

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Both houses of Congress passed bills Sept. 23 giving the FAA another temporary extension. A joint bill is expected to be passed easily this week. This will be the 15th temporary funding measure the agency has had since 2007.

The three-month extension will give the political body time to again try to iron out differences over labor issues, user fees, and adding flights at Washington’s Reagan National Airport.

This means the work will be done during the lame duck session after the mid-term elections, raising questions about what effect any change in the make-up of the body will have on resolution of the issues.

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