Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Earlier today the House passed a bill that would extend FAA funding at current levels through January 31, 2012. See Seung Min Kim, House OKs Stopgap FAA Funding, Politico, Sept. 13, 2011 (available here). The current funding extension is set to expire Friday. It is expected, but not certain, that the Senate will also approve the legislation this week. The two political parties are believed to still be far apart on funding levels for a long-term extension, but it appears likely that a repeat of the recent 13-day partial FAA shutdown will be avoided.