The US House of Representatives passed legislation Thursday that will fund the US government for the remainder of its fiscal year ending Sept. 30.
The Senate has already cleared the bill, so it now goes to President Barack Obama for signature into law, which is expected. The US government faced a partial shutdown starting March 27 absent action by Congress. The across-the-board spending cuts initiated this month, know as budget sequestration, were largely kept in place in the spending bill.
The Department of Defense and several agencies were given limited flexibility to partially mitigate the impact of the cuts, but not FAA. FAA administrator Michael Huerta has said the agency will begin furloughing most employees one day every two weeks starting in April, which he has warned will lead to flight delays.