US House passes 23rd FAA temporary funding extension

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The US House of Representatives passed today the 23rd temporary extension of funding for the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), as lawmakers continue to work on a long-term funding bill.

The latest extension will fund the FAA up to 17 February, following a previous extension that would expire on 31 January.

US House and Senate leaders reached a compromise late last week on elements in the long-term FAA Reauthorisation bill, which could be passed in the coming weeks.

The FAA has been running on temporary funding extensions since the last long-term authorisation bill expired in 2007. The agency was forced to cease operations partially in July 2011 when Congress failed to pass the 21st temporary funding extension.