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Congress Readies Deal for FAA Short-Term Extension

Eager to repeat the partisan fight that resulted in a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration in July, House and Senate leaders appear nearly ready to pass another short-term extension bill for the agency. The portion of the combined bill extending the FAA’s authority, the 22nd short-term extension since …

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FAA Dispute Not Over Yet

The partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration ended last week, but the dispute that precipitated it is carrying on and could continue past the deadline. The Hill reports the temporary extension Congress passed to re-open FAA only funds the agency through Sept. 16. The House and Senate disagree on …

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Deal Reached, FAA Shutdown Ending

Congressional leaders reached a bipartisan agreement Thursday over legislation to extend the operating authority of the Federal Aviation Administration, ending a two-week partial shutdown that furloughed 4,000 FAA workers. The AP reports the compromise clears the way for the Senate to pass a clean extension of the FAA’s operating authority …

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FAA Shutdown to Go Into September

The House of Representatives has gone into its August recess, which means a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration will stay in effect into early September. Federal Times reports the House was scheduled to stay in session through Thursday. However, a spokesperson for House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) …

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Redefining Small Business and Other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Redefining Small Business? The Washington Post reports the Small Business Administration is working to redefine what will qualify as a small business for contracting purposes. The proposed change, which generally …

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Like Technology, Government Shutdowns Evolve

The last time a government shutdown happened was in 1995. It was a different era technologically back then. Laptops were clunky, barely-mobile devices. No Wi-Fi. No smartphones. No WikiLeaks. If you need any indication of how rapidly the world of technology has changed, look no further than the nation’s chief …

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