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Senate appropriators pass FAA funding plan

Advocacy | Apr 25, 2016

The Senate Appropriations Committee has unanimously approved a bill that would provide $16.4 billion in funding to the FAA for the 2017 fiscal year.

Senate passes FAA reauthorization

Advocacy | Apr 19, 2016

The Senate has passed FAA reauthorization legislation, including third class medical reform.

AOPA joins industry letter supporting uniform UAS regulation

Advocacy | Apr 12, 2016

AOPA and nine other aviation groups signed a letter opposing a recently proposed amendment to the U.S. Senate's FAA Reauthorization Act that would do away with federal preemption in the integration of drones into the National Airspace System.

FAA reauthorization debated in Senate

Advocacy | Apr 07, 2016

The full Senate has begun debating FAA reauthorization, passing amendments designed to increase security and rejecting a proposal to prevent airlines from shrinking seats.

FAA funding extended into July

Advocacy | Mar 21, 2016

Funding for the FAA has been extended through July 15, following House passage of a bill to keep the agency operating.

Senate passes amended FAA funding extension

Advocacy | Mar 17, 2016

The Senate has passed an amended version of a House bill to keep the FAA running through July 15, but changes introduced in the Senate mean the measure must now return to the House for final approval before it can become law.

AOPA seeks funding for contract towers

Advocacy | Mar 16, 2016

Aviation organizations including AOPA are asking lawmakers in the House and Senate to protect funding for contract control towers.

FAA reauthorization moves to full Senate

Advocacy | Mar 16, 2016

Legislation to reauthorize the FAA through the 2017 fiscal year moves to the full Senate after passing the Senate Commerce Committee on March 16.

Senate unveils FAA reauthorization plan

Advocacy | Mar 09, 2016

The Senate Commerce Committee has unveiled its own version of FAA reauthorization legislation, which it will mark up on March 16.

Focus moves to Senate on FAA reauthorization

Article | Feb 26, 2016

The focus on FAA reauthorization is moving to the Senate as controversial House legislation to privatize air traffic control services is taken out of play.