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Late last week, just before leaving town for the Memorial Day recess, the U.S. Senate approved a two month extension of the current highway funding authority, allowing the government to continue spending money from the federal Highway Trust Fund to maintain the nation’s highways. Lawmakers now have until the end of July to try to find a solution to the fund’s financial woes and authorize further spending.

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On Thursday, May 21, 2015, Rep. Brad Wenstrop (R-Ohio) plans to sneak into a larger bill an amendment that would severely limit veterans' funding for flight-training degree programs.

Show your support for our veterans: contact the heads of the Veterans' Affairs Committee TODAY to prevent the inclusion of amendments that restrict GI benefits for flight training. Then forward this story TODAY to every friend and colleague who wants to ensure that our veterans receive the benefits promised them for their service.

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The U.S. House of Representatives passed a highway policy extension on Tuesday, May 19, to buy two more months before money and authority run out again.

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The U.S. Congress is on the verge of extending highway funding for two months through July 31 as lawmakers prepare to exit town for the Memorial Day Recess.

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House Transportation Chairman Bill Shuster (R-Pa.) and House Ways and Means Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) have teamed to introduce a two-month highway patch to extend spending authority through July.

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(Aviation International News) - In a largely party-line vote of 30-21, the House Appropriations Committee approved the Fiscal Year 2016 transportation funding bill yesterday, but came under criticism for steep cuts in the FAA’s facilities and equipment account.

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Transportation policy expires on May 31, but in one week Congress is set to leave town for the Memorial Day Recess. While some appear to be warming to the idea of a two month extension through July, many believe a temporary extension will go through December 31.

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Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.), Mark Warner (D-Va.), and Kelly Ayotte (R-N.H.) this week introduced legislation that would require the IRS to notify potential victims of identity theft, after a jump in data breaches have led to more taxpayers’ information being stolen.

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Sens. Cory Booker (D-N.J.) and John Hoeven (R-N.D.) have introduced a new drone bill, proposing a temporary rule to allow commercial drone operations while the FAA goes through the extended process of crafting final rules.

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Two legislative workweeks remain on Congress' calendar before transportation policy expires. Thus another temporary extension is inevitable. The question remains whether it will be a two-month extension or one that carries transportation funding through the end of 2015.

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