Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Reauthorization: An Overview of Legislative Action in the 111th Congress
LIBRARY OF CONGRESS WASHINGTON DC CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE
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Funding authorization for aviation programs set forth in Vision 100-Century of Aviation Reauthorization Act P.L. 108-176 and authorization for taxes and fees that provide revenue for the aviation trust fund expired at the end of FY2007. While Federal Aviation Administration FAA reauthorization legislation was considered during the 110th Congress, the only related legislation enacted consisted of several short-term extensions for aviation trust fund revenue collections and aviation program authority. The Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act, Part II P.L. 110-330 extended these authorizations until March 31, 2009, thus carrying the issue of FAA reauthorization over to the 111th Congress. On March 30, 2009, the Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2009 P.L. 111-12 was enacted, further extending revenue collections and aviation program authority through the end of FY2009, and on October 1, 2009, the Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act P.L. 111-69 was enacted, further extending this authority through the end of calendar year 2009. On December 16, 2009, the Fiscal Year 2010 Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act, Part II P.L. 111-116 was enacted further extending the existing authority until March 31, 2010.
- Civilian Aircraft
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