U.S. Senate Passes Bipartisan CR, Extending FAA Funding Through Jan. 19, 2024
Brothers and Sisters,
Late yesterday evening, the U.S. Senate passed a bipartisan Continuing Resolution (CR) that extends funding for the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) including the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and several other government agencies through Jan. 19, 2024, and the remaining government agencies through Feb.2, 2024, at Fiscal Year 2023 funding levels. We expect President Biden to sign the bill into law to avert the government shutdown that would have otherwise started at 12:01 a.m. EST on Saturday, Nov. 18.
This week, NATCA legislative activists joined NATCA staff to raise our issues with members of Congress and advocate for the passage of both full-year appropriations for and long-term authorization of the FAA. The Senate has passed full-year Transportation and Housing and Urban Development (THUD) appropriations legislation that includes the FAA; however, the House still needs to pass its spending bill and the two chambers must resolve their differences before the Jan. 19, 2024, deadline.
We will continue to advocate for the Senate to pass a long-term FAA reauthorization, so that it can be reconciled with the House bill passed earlier this year. The reconciliation between the Senate and House bills must be complete before the current authorization bill expires at the end of this year.
We will keep you informed as those efforts continue.
The National Executive Board