Republicans and Democrats in the US Congress said they have cleared the way toward passing a full FAA reauthorization bill (or at least a long-term funding extension) within weeks, potentially breaking a logjam that has lasted for more than four years (ATW Daily News, Jan. 13). The agency has operated under a series of temporary funding extensions since its authorization officially expired Sept. 30, 2007, and it even endured a partial shutdown last summer when talks in Congress over a ...

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