The long battle over reauthorizing FAA—which has been operating for more than four years via a series of 23 temporary funding extensions—finally came to an end Monday with the US Senate's passage of a bill allocating $63.3 billion to the agency through Sept. 30, 2015. After years of controversial votes on the issue, the Senate passed the compromise FAA legislation cleared by the House of Representatives last week (ATW Daily News, Feb. 6) by a strong 75-20 tally. The bill ...

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