A temporary funding extension for the FAA is awaiting President Barack Obama’s signature.
The House and Senate this week passed extensions by voice vote that would grant FAA authorization through Dec. 31. The FAA has recently been operating under a series of short-term authorizations, the latest of which was set to expire Sept. 30. These short-term extensions keep the FAA operating while Congress lays out a longer-term plan for the agency.
The House passed a three-year FAA reauthorization bill in May, and the Senate bill, which authorizes the agency for two years, has yet to reach the Senate floor.