By Vicki Needham
On Thursday night, the Senate by unanimous consent completed work on three-month extension of the Federal Aviation Administration bill (H.R. 4853) pushing the expiration date to July 3.
The temporary measure provides $3 billion for the Airport Improvement Program, $7 billion for FAA operations, $2.2 billion for facilities and equipment programs and $144 million for research, engineering and development programs. The levels of funding are consistent with levels in the House and Senate reauthorization bills and the fiscal year 2010 Consolidated Appropriations Act, according to the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.
The House and Senate are expected to meet within the next few months to work out differences on a longer-term FAA reauthorization.
Source: THE HILL