FAA Reauthorization News
FAA faces partial shutdown as authorization approaches expiration
The authority tasked with regulating the nation's aviation industry is facing a partial shutdown as its authorization to do so expires next Saturday. To avoid such a shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, Congress must pass either an extension of the old piece of legislation or pass an
What privatizing air traffic control could mean, as Trump's proposal is expected
President Donald Trump will speak today about his plan to separate air traffic control from the FAA and place it in the hands of a private, non-profit corporation, in an effort to cut costs and speed up innovation. What is wrong with the current air traffic control system? Under the current system,
Congress Considers Weighing in on Airline Seat Sizes
For years, commercial flyers have complained about the shrinking size of their seats. And at least one congressman is pushing the federal government to get involved to protect these consumers. Congressman Steve Cohen (D-TN 9th District), a member of the House Transportation and Infrastructure
Shutdown Puts Brakes on FAA's Expanded Use of Gadgets During Take-Off and Landing
The FAA Will Not Consider the Gadget Restrictions Until the Shutdown Has Ended
Tweet Blackout For Federal Agencies, Organizations As Government Shuts Down
Not Only Are Offices and Agencies Closed, But So Are Their Twitter and Social Media Accounts
Roundtable I: This Week in Politics
George Will, Donna Brazile, Matthew Dowd, Newt Gingrich, and Antonio Villaraigosa.
Airline Delays Over? Senate Approves Plan
The Senate has passed a bill that would end air-traffic controller furloughs.
Flight Delays Continue, United Ups Change Fees to $200
Experts say delays from air traffic controller furloughs will only get worse.
Reid Proposes Plan to Replace Sequester Cuts with Money from Afghanistan, Iraq Wars
Nineteen months before the combat phase of the war in Afghanistan is set to end, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid suggested Congress take money allocated for that operation and use it to pay off sequester cuts. With FAA furloughs causing airport delays and headaches across the nation, the Senate
Air Traffic Controllers Furloughed
Hundreds of flights delayed nationwide as a result of spending cuts known as the sequester.