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Aviation bill dogfight

CQ Budget, Episode No. 316

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has promised to hold up work on the FAA bill unless he wins an amendment vote on his bill to expand a compensation program for victims of radiation exposure.
Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., has promised to hold up work on the FAA bill unless he wins an amendment vote on his bill to expand a compensation program for victims of radiation exposure. (Tom Williams/ CQ Roll Call file photo)

Congress is scrambling to complete work this week on the Federal Aviation Administration bill before key authorities expire Friday. But a push for amendments, including some with hefty price tags, is threatening to gum up the works. CQ Roll Call’s David Lerman and Valerie Yurk outline the major obstacles for the five-year FAA bill and assess its prospects for passage.

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