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Among Greater Memphis members of Congress, besides Cohen, U.S. Reps. John Tanner, D-Tenn., Bennie G. Thompson, D-Miss., and Marion Berry, D-Ark., voted for the measure. U.S. Reps. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., and Roger Wicker, R-Miss., voted against it.

Said Blackburn: "(The FAA reauthorization bill) is just another example of the new majority's runaway spending habits. I agree that the FAA needs to be reformed and modernized, but you don't solve a problem by simply throwing money at it. This reauthorization calls for spending more than $66 billion on FAA programs over the next four years, but does not include any safeguards to ensure that taxpayer money is used in an efficient manner."

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