The ongoing arguments between air traffic controllers and the FAA may heat up this month when House members write a new FAA reauthorization bill. Democrats on the House Transportation Committee want to include language requiring the FAA and the air traffic controllers' union to return to the bargaining table and settle a dispute that arose last year when the FAA imposed terms on the union. The ranking Republican on the committee said he would not support it if similar language was not included in the Senate version and would also be opposed to language that proposed back pay for controllers.

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