The proposal faced staunch opposition from Democrats and aviation groups.
Duncan Hunter's move was in protest of a proposed ban on e-cigarettes on airplanes.
Amtrak's current CEO, Joe Boardman, is planning to retire in September.
Critics have said the proposal would amount to a privatization of the system.
GOP leaders in the House want to remove the FAA from air traffic control.
The House voted to send a GOP measure blocking a water rule to President Obama's desk.
The measure goes now to President Obama's desk.
The FAA's funding is currently set to expire on March 31.
The five-year proposal relies on $70 billion in offset from other areas of the federal budget.
The latest patch lasts only two weeks.
Lawmakers are expected to process some 280 amendments to the road funding measure.
Federal transportation funding is set to expire on Thursday.
Lawmakers repeatedly pressed the pipeline safety agency to crack down on the potential for leaks at...
The push for an independent air traffic control corporation is sausage-making at its finest.
Rep. Mike Bost (R-Ill.) has been added to the House Transportation Committee.
The criticism comes as GOP lawmakers are pushing to privatize large portions of air traffic control...
Lawmakers are debating privatizing large portions of the nation's air traffic control system.
Republicans say the EPA is making a “power grab” for control of the nation's waterways.
GOP leaders said the study shows why some air traffic control functions should be privatized.
The measure transfers $70 billion from other areas of the federal budget to avoid raising gas taxes...
A letter asks the Appropriations Committee to make defunding the rule a priority.
“There are 280 amendments. We’re going to go through them,” says panel chairman.
The measure would spend up to $325 billion on roads and transit.
The measure extends federal transportation funding until Nov. 20.