ALPA Calls On Congress To Pass One Final FAA Funding Extension | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 02.08.16

Airborne 02.09.16

Airborne 02.10.16

Airborne 02.11.16

Airborne 02.12.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 02.08.16

Airborne 02.09.16

Airborne 02.10.16

Airborne 02.11.16

Airborne 02.12.16

Thu, Jan 26, 2012

ALPA Calls On Congress To Pass One Final FAA Funding Extension

Not Enough Time To Finalize Long-Term Bill Before Continuing Resolution Expires

The U.S. House of Representatives passed a short-term extension of the FAA reauthorization Tuesday, ensuring that funding for the agency will continue beyond January 31, when the previous FAA extension expires. The U.S. Senate is expected to pass a short-term extension later this week.

 

The extension bill, which funds FAA programs through February 17, 2012, does not contain new policy. The short-term reauthorization simply maintains the status quo and provides additional time for lawmakers from the Senate and House to go to conference with the goal of working out the final details of a long-term FAA reauthorization.

Late last week, lawmakers reached a key deal regarding National Mediation Board procedures—an issue that had for years blocked progress on full reauthorization. While ALPA would rather that the National Mediation Board provisions had not been included in the safety bill, the agreement between Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) and speaker Sen. John Boehner (R-Ohio) was a necessary compromise to break the long-standing stalemate and allow Congress to move ahead.

This week, leaders, pilot volunteers, and staff from the Air Line Pilots Association, Int’l, continue to keep up the pressure for a final, full reauthorization of the FAA, which will help set the future direction of U.S. aviation safety policy, support vital research, modernize the air transportation infrastructure and air traffic control system, and position the U.S. airline industry to aggressively compete in the international aviation arena.

FMIL www.alpa.org

Advertisement

More News

Airborne 02.12.16: NEW Mooney!, Not-So-Good GAMA Stats, DA40 Upgrades

Also: A350-1000 Final Assembly, Barnstorming: ATC Privatization, Lithium Issue, Boeing Cuts, Tillamook C-27, Sywell Aerodrome, Massive Airship Mooney International Corporation unve>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (02.14.16)

Aero-News Quote of the Day “Business travel to and within Europe continues to show its resiliency. The fact is that we’ve reached a new normal in managing risk, and bus>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Term (02.14.16): Braking Action Advisories

Braking Action Advisories When tower controllers have received runway braking action reports which include the terms “fair,” “poor,” or “nil,” o>[...]

ANN's Daily Aero-Linx (02.14.16)

Aero Linx: Army Aviation Association of America AAAA stands for Army Aviation Association of America. The mission of the AAAA is to support the United States Army Aviation Soldier >[...]

Business Travel 'Largely Unaffected' By Attacks In Paris

GBTA Polls Show Increased Business Travel Resiliency Following Terrorist Attacks More than 90 percent of U.S. and European business travel buyers now report that their company&rsqu>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC