US House of Representatives passed Tuesday by unanimous consent legislation extending FAA and surface transportation funding into next year, pushing the issue to the Senate, which must act on the bill before Friday to avert another partial FAA shutdown. The bill would fund FAA at current budget levels through Jan. 31, 2012 (ATW Daily News, Sept. 13). While it is believed to have wide support in the Senate, Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) has stated his objection to provisions in the highway ...

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