U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today voted in favor of a four-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill has passed the House of Representatives.
"While this bill is not perfect, and I have concerns about the impact of some provisions, this is a bipartisan compromise that will help businesses and communities in our great state -- and throughout this nation -- protect jobs, create jobs, and attract new entrepreneurs and business. In a constantly moving, modern economy, reliable transportation is so important to our businesses, the growth of our state and our quality of life. I thank Senator Rockefeller for his diligent work that will reduce spending and ensure important investments in our country's infrastructure and air safety."
The previous FAA authorization expired at the end of fiscal year 2007. Since then, the FAA has been funded through a series of short term extensions.
The FAA reauthorization passed the Senate 75-20.