Senate, House Panels Unveil Dueling FAA Funding Bills

Law360, New York (June 22, 2017, 7:04 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Senate on Thursday introduced a more straightforward multiyear reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration a day after the House revived a 2016 reauthorization bill containing a highly controversial proposal to spin off the nation’s air traffic control operations into a separate nonprofit entity.

Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation leaders introduced the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act of 2017, which would fund the agency’s aviation programs through fiscal year 2021, and includes a spate of consumer protection and drone integration provisions, while, notably, rejecting the idea of removing management and operations of the nation’s air traffic control system...

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