"Both the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee and the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation acted favorably on bills to reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and other aviation programs during the last week of June. The two bills, H.R. 2997 and S. 1405, have significant differences, many of them related to provisions in the House bill that would create a not-for-profit private corporation to take over responsibility for running the national air traffic control system. The Senate bill contains no similar provisions, and the path forward for the legislation will depend on whether the two houses can reach agreement on an issue that they were unable to bridge last year. Lack of agreement on air traffic control reforms in the 114th Congress led to the passage of a one-year aviation extension (P.L. 114-190) that will expire at the end of FY2017."
CRS Insight, IN10735
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