FAA Authorization Extended Through December 31, 2023: Now What?
The U.S. Congress has passed the Continuing Appropriations Act, 2024 to avert a government shutdown and fund the government through November 17, 2023. Included was a measure to extend FAA Authorization – set to expire 9/30 – through December 31, 2023.
The House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Sam Graves (R-MO), Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Ranking Member Rick Larsen (D-WA), issued the following statement on the FAA Extension:
“Reauthorizing the FAA is vital to ensuring the safe and efficient operation of America’s aviation system. Though the House overwhelmingly passed a bill in July to reauthorize the FAA for five years, the Senate needs additional time to consider and reach final agreement on a multi-year FAA bill, thus, passing a short-term extension in order to ensure all FAA programs continue to function while negotiations continue is necessary. But make no mistake, enacting…