Funding for the FAA has been extended through July 15, following House passage of a bill to keep the agency operating.
The Senate passed an extension late last week, and the House followed on March 21. The extension now goes to President Barack Obama for a signature.
“This extension gives lawmakers additional time to work out the details of a more comprehensive reauthorization bill,” said AOPA Senior Vice President of Government Affairs Jim Coon. “Both the House and Senate have introduced legislation that would reform the third class medical, make it easier to install safety equipment in aircraft, fund the Airport Improvement Program, and continue research into unleaded aviation fuels. These issues are important to the GA community, and we want to see them addressed.”
The Senate could take up the reauthorization legislation after it returns to work April 4.