(WASHINGTON) -- The House Friday narrowly passed its own FAA reauthorization bill by a vote of 223-196.
Two Democrats crossed the aisle to support the bill’s passage, while 11 Republican lawmakers peeled off from the GOP Conference to oppose the bill.
The White House has already threatened a presidential veto against the House version of the bill that sets the funding levels for Federal Aviation Administration. The White House says that “operations and air traffic modernization represent significant reductions from levels proposed by the Administration” and “if funding were appropriated at the levels proposed in the bill, the safe and efficient movement of air traffic in the air and on the ground would be degraded.”
The Senate passed its bill more than a month ago. The two bills will now have to be reconciled in conference before they can go to the president’s desk for his signature.
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