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Manchin Votes for FAA Extension to Modernize Transportation, Create Jobs, Attract Economic Growth

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Location: Washington, DC

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."

Background:

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.


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