Long Day’s Journey into Flight

“For years, many taxpayers were relieved when the House or Senate stood in recess,” says Pete Sepp, president of the National Taxpayers Union. “At least it meant that a number of ill-crafted tax and budget policies would be stalled. Now it’s the other way around. The days the House has to act on many pro-taxpayer reforms are dwindling. One example: air-traffic-control reform as part of the FAA re-authorization. Fiscal conservatives have struggled to pass this reform for years. The trouble is, the FAA’s current authorization expires on September 30. That means there will only be a few days for the House to act when it returns. Otherwise, we face the prospect of a bare-bones temporary extension. Not appetizing, to say the least!”

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