The U.S. Senate voted 89-5 to end the debate toward a final vote on its comprehensive FAA reauthorization bill Monday evening.
It was scheduled to reconvene its weeks-long debate over Calendar #55, H.R. 636, the legislative vehicle for FAA reauthorization. It also had set a voting deadline to conclude the debate.
Passage of the bill has been slowed by its large collection of amendments. So far, 19 of the bill’s more than 330 amendments have been passed, including a few related to drone safety and airport security. Two dozen others were expected to surface for a vote yesterday before the scheduled cutoff.