Federal Aviation Administration

Battles over spending, farm bill, Ukraine and yet more loom over a divided Congress

BY: , , and - September 12, 2023

WASHINGTON — The U.S. House and Senate are both back in D.C. on Tuesday following a long summer recess, facing an overwhelming agenda of unfinished work — funding the federal government and reauthorizing major programs set to expire at the end of the month. Congressional leaders and President Joe Biden have only a few weeks […]

Federal aviation bill passed by U.S. House, with boost for smaller airports 

BY: - July 20, 2023

The U.S. House overwhelmingly passed a bill Thursday that would reauthorize the Federal Aviation Administration for five years, including a big increase in subsidies for airlines providing flights to smaller markets. The chamber voted 351-67 to approve the bill, which would authorize $104 billion for the agency through 2028, increase authorized spending levels for rural […]

Block Island Airport awarded $2.6 million for terminal upgrades

BY: - June 22, 2023

Block Island State Airport is getting $2.6 million in federal funding to expand its terminal. Sens. Jack Reed and Sheldon Whitehouse and Rep. Seth Magaziner announced Wednesday that the funds will be used to support construction of a 29,100-square-foot terminal apron — area where planes park — adding to the existing 115,809-square-foot apron. Funding comes […]