The House on June 25 approved a spending package that would send $17.7 billion to the FAA, providing a 20% boost to aviation safety funding that House appropriators say will enable the agency to hire and train more inspectors, technicians and engineers. The bill was passed as part of a package that included five bills to fund federal departments—including the Department of Transportation (DOT)—from Oct. 1, 2019 to Sept. 30, 2020. The legislation was approved by a 227-194 ...

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