Apr 08, 2011
The Senate late Thursday appointed conferees for the multi-year FAA reauthorization bill. In a procedural move, the Senate also passed the House version of the bill (H.R. 658) after striking the language in the legislation and inserting the text of its own bill (S. 223).
The current short-term FAA extension, which Congress passed last week, expires on May 31. House and Senate lawmakers will have the next two months to try to iron out their differences and pass a multi-year bill. Senate Commerce Committee staff say that they expect discussions on the bill to pick up the week of April 11, AAAE’s Legislative Alliance Staff report.
Senate conferees are: Sen. John D. Rockefeller, IV (D-W.Va.); Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.); Sen. Bill Nelson (D-Fla.); Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.); Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont.); Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-Texas); Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.); Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.); and Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah).
Source: AVIATION TODAY