US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood expressed optimism that a "long-term" FAA reauthorization bill is finally nearing completion and passage in Congress after years of stops and starts in legislative talks. "We have our fingers and toes crossed," he said during luncheon remarks Tuesday at the Aero Club of Washington. "We are very hopeful that Congress will soon pass … a long-term FAA bill." Congress last week extended FAA funding through Feb. 17 by ...

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