After much delay, Senate clears FAA bill
February 6th, 2012
07:00 PM ET
2 years ago

After much delay, Senate clears FAA bill

(CNN) - After passing 23 temporary extensions, the Senate voted 75 to 20 Monday to approve a long-term funding bill for the FAA and sent it to the president for his expected signature.

The measure provides about $16 billion a year for FAA operations, airport construction and modernization. It includes safety measures, such as a new satellite-based system for air traffic control, as well as other aviation programs, like one that subsidizes air travel to rural areas.

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soundoff (3 Responses)
  1. Former Republican, now an Independent

    This is unbelievable! The republicans actually got off of their backsides and agreed to something.

    February 6, 2012 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  2. monovie ruth singesi

    Learning is d key

    February 7, 2012 08:37 am at 8:37 am |
  3. diridi

    Pilot or controller, who sleeps on job or plays Nintendo with kids should be ousted immediately...

    February 7, 2012 08:43 am at 8:43 am |