The Senate on Wednesday agreed to the motion to proceed to the long-delayed FAA reauthorization bill. The action clears the way for lawmakers to begin offering amendments
It was unclear whether the Senate would actually be able to take up the FAA bill Wednesday. Sen. Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) had placed a hold on the bill over a controversial provision in the House-passed version of the bill that would make it easier for certain FedEx workers to organize.
Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-W.Va.), chairman of the Commerce Committee, opened up the debate on the FAA bill. He was followed by Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas), the top Republican on the committee, and Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.), chairman of the aviation subcommittee.
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Source: AVIATION NEWS