Another FAA temporary extension needed

WASHINGTON, D.C. — It looks like the FAA will need another temporary extension.

After more than two years, the Senate continues to drag its feet in reauthorizing the FAA. Even many members of the Senate are fed up with the way that body is ignoring the needs of the FAA. Led by Sen. John Kerry (D-Mass.), a bipartisan group of 35 senators sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) calling for passage of an FAA reauthorization bill before the end of this year. That is almost one-third of the Senate getting impatient with the leaders for not moving. The House passed reauthorization again last May.

The current temporary extension expires Dec. 31. With what’s on the Congressional plate, it is unlikely reauthorization will come up in December.