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Alexandria, Va. - Aviation interests in Washington, D.C., are anxiously awaiting the release mid-week of House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman Bill Shuster's (R-Pa.) plan to privatize air traffic control. While HAI and other general aviation (GA) organizations remain steadfastly opposed to user fees, HAI is taking a cautious wait-and-see approach before sounding the GA alarm over potentially increased fees under a user-fee-based funding system.

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The challenges facing the landmark healthcare law in the United States are far from over, despite the ruling last week from the Supreme Court.

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The Homeland Security Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives cleared several aviation security bills designed to address recently divulged TSA failures.

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Negotiators from nearly 200 countries are as close as ever to clinching a watershed international climate-change deal, and a landmark climate agreement could come later this year in Paris that would commit every country to domestic plans aimed at tackling climate change.

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U.S. Senator Pat Roberts (R-Kan.) has introduced legislation to make the single-largest expired tax break permanent.

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Lawmakers in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate continue to disagree over how to bail out the Highway Trust Fund beyond July 31.

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A high level decision was made by congressional leaders earlier this year to hold all tax-related bills for a comprehensive tax reform effort that has yet to materialize. The U.S. Senate has been working in earnest on tax reform, but no information has been released by the Senate Finance Committee working group on tax reform.

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The Export-Import Bank's charter expires on June 30, and it now appears likely that a U.S. Senate vote to extend the charter will not occur before consideration of the Highway Bill — sometime in late July.

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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) is pressing for a Senate vote on renewing the Export-Import Bank ahead of its June 30 expiration as Senate transportation leaders forge ahead with transportation spending and renewing the Highway Trust Fund.

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Republicans in both the U.S. House of Representatives and Senate are working on a response to a ruling in favor of the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell. The Supreme Court is expected to issue an opinion any day — the court's last scheduled decision day is June 29, but it could add days at any time.

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