House Passes FAA Reauthorization Bill

Senate mark-up to continue Friday

Additionally, the White House has issued a veto threat against the House bill, saying it does not adequately tie the agency's revenues to the costs imposed on the air traffic control system by users.

The administration wants to replace the current system of fuel and ticket taxes with new usage fees, such as per-flight charges based on distance traveled. The administration said such a shift is necessary to fund system upgrades to handle the increasing volume of air traffic.

The Senate Finance Committee is scheduled to reconvene at 8 a.m. Friday in 215 Dirksen.

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