House passes $105 billion FAA reauthorization bill ahead of deadline

House passes $105 billion FAA reauthorization bill ahead of deadline


The House passed a $105 billion aviation bill on Wednesday just days ahead of its expiration, putting an end to a monthslong fight over whether to increase the number of flights at the nation’s busiest runway.

Lawmakers voted 387-26 to renew the Federal Aviation Administration Reauthorization Act for another five years, overcoming the two-thirds majority threshold needed to pass the House. The legislation was brought to the floor under a suspension of rules, raising the minimum vote threshold needed in order to expedite its passage.

The vote comes just days after the measure passed the Senate following a dayslong impasse caused by senators who opposed a provision that would add 10 slots at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, arguing it would cause delays and become a risk

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