The future of legislation introduced by House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-PA) to overhaul the Federal Aviation Administration is in jeopardy, according to several reports.
While House leadership figures out what’s next for FAA re-authorization, a short-term extension of FAA’s authority is likely. FAA’s current authority expires at the end of March.
A transformative FAA re-authorization was a top priority for Shuster. His bill, which was marked up two weeks ago in committee, would transfer air traffic control from the government to a private nonprofit entity, among other things.
The bill has been opposed by Democrats in both chambers, as well as facing resistance from both Democrats and Republicans on Ways & Means and the House Appropriations committee.