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Congress has until March 8 to complete work on the FAA bill or pass extension

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-New York) took to the floor this week to stress the need to finish work on a comprehensive FAA reauthorization package. However, that bill may be headed for another extension with both the House and Senate breaking for an extended Presidents' Day holiday and little time remaining before the March 8 deadline for action that was set in an extension passed in December.

Lawmakers are still hoping to pass a bill by the March 8 deadline and have begun informally meeting to hash out differences between the House and Senate bills, said a staff member from the House side.

Both chambers are motivated to get a bill done. 

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