Senate passage of the budget deal on Dec. 18 comes as a relief to general aviation advocates worried that a prolonged impasse could have led to another costly government shutdown in January. Senate passage, by a 64-36 margin, sends the bill to the White House to be signed into law. The House passed the so-called Ryan-Murray budget framework earlier this month before recessing until January. The two-year budget agreement does not fix the nation’s deficit problems, but represents a modest ...

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