Next up in Senate: FAA authorization bill

The Senate adjourned tonight until Monday at 2 p.m., when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said he hopes the chamber can take up a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) authorization bill, S. 223.

Reid said there is "no reason" the Senate cannot begin work on that bill Monday. He said this is an "extremely important piece of legislation," and that it will "at a minimum" create 100,000 U.S. jobs through airport infrastructure improvements.

He said the bill, sponsored by Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), also would include a passengers bill of rights and help improve air safety. Coming off today's changes to Senate procedural rules, Reid noted that Democrats will make room for Republican amendments, and said it's "time for a good old-fashioned Senate debate."

Before adjourning, Reid asked that three non-controversial resolutions, S.Res. 31-33, be considered as passed.

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