The House Friday passed its version of a bill that authorizes funding for the FAA, smoothing the path of the Next Generation air traffic modernization program. The Senate takes up the bill today, and despite last-minute wrangling by unions over a labor provision, it is expected to pass. For Sen. Maria Cantwell (D-Wash.), who leads the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation subcommittee, passing the bill with its NextGen provisions is long overdue and will finally enable ...


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