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Congress Must End Limbo for Federal Aviation Administration Funding, Though Modernization Still Urgently Needed

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Congress is running out of time to pass legislation authorizing spending for the Federal Aviation Administration, with a September 30 deadline looming. CEI transportation policy expert Marc Scribner says it’s urgent to end the spending limbo, but important reforms and priorities were left undone:

“Congress has unfortunately opted to largely continue the unacceptable status quo in aviation policy. Until we have a Congress prepared to address major structural issues related to air traffic control and airport policy, we will continue to lack a path forward in modernizing U.S. aviation for the 21st century. We hope future leadership understands the magnitude of this problem and is open to solutions we know to work in the rest of the industrialized world.”

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