Airline safety, NextGen funding, airport improvements and other major aviation issues may be on hold as Congress appears unable to pass an FAA reauthorization bill by the March 31 deadline. A spokesman for Rep. James Oberstar, D-Minn., chairman of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, says a bill will be introduced on Thursday to extend the FAA's current funding for 90 days, giving lawmakers extra time to agree on a more permanent bill.

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