February 06, 2012

Manchin Votes for FAA Extension to Modernize Transportation, Create Jobs, Attract Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) today voted in favor of a four-year reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration. The bill has passed the House of Representatives. 

“While this bill is not perfect, and I have concerns about the impact of some provisions, this is a bipartisan compromise that will help businesses and communities in our great state – and throughout this nation – protect jobs, create jobs, and attract new entrepreneurs and business. In a constantly moving, modern economy, reliable transportation is so important to our businesses, the growth of our state and our quality of life. I thank Senator Rockefeller for his diligent work that will reduce spending and ensure important investments in our country’s infrastructure and air safety.”


  • The previous FAA authorization expired at the end of fiscal year 2007. Since then, the FAA has been funded through a series of short term extensions. 

  • The FAA reauthorization passed the Senate 75-20.