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House passes FAA, highway funding extensions

What a difference a month makes.

The House voice voted (no roll was taken) an extension of funding for the FAA for four months and federal highway funds for six months.

This was a clean extension of a previous FAA and Federal highway funding bills, the 22nd temporary extension for the FAA and 8th for the highway funds.

It means the FAA will not shutdown on Friday and states will receive highway funds past Friday assuming the Senate passes the bill also; something that House aides expect.

While today's vote was a result of a bipartisan agreement between Senate and House leaders, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee John Mica (R-FL) has said it will be the last temporary extension he will support and that a full four-year funding bill needs to be put into place after this one expires.

The longer-term bills have run into partisan issues on Capitol Hill.

What a difference a month makes.

The House VOICE VOTED (no roll was taken) an extension of funding for the FAA for 4 months and federal highway funds for 6 months.

This was a CLEAN extension of a previous FAA and Federal highway funding bills, the 22nd temporary extension for the FAA and 8th for the highway funds.

It means the FAA will not shutdown on Friday and states will receive highway funds past Friday assuming the Senate passes the bill also; something that House aides expect.

While today's vote was a result of a bipartisan agreement between Senate and House leaders, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee John Mica (R-FL) has said it will be the last temporary extension he will support and that a full 4 year fudning bill needs to be put into place after this one expires.

The longer term bills have run into partisan issues on Capitol Hill.