On Thursday, the Senate passed a short-term funding extension for the Federal Aviation Administration by unanimous consent. The Senate extension would extend funding through July 15, 2016 and extend some revenue provisions through March 2017.
A recently passed House extension mirrors the Senate extension in terms of funding for the FAA but only extends the revenue provisions through July 15.
The Senate Commerce Committee on Wednesday passed a bill that would reauthorize FAA programs through September 2017, and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee advanced a measure in February that would extend programs through 2022.
The House and Senate have until the end of the month, when FAA authorization expires, to agree on an extension.