This week: After long war, FAA bill to pass

The compromise version of the multiyear FAA bill would provide nearly $16 billion per year to the agency through fiscal 2015.

Lawmakers will revisit another controversial issue Tuesday as the House Education and the Workforce Committee takes a look at President Obama’s recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board. Obama made appointments to the NLRB earlier this year after the labor panel became a lightning rod for conservatives by filing a lawsuit against airplane manufacturer Boeing.

The lawsuit, which has since been dropped, alleged that Boeing located a new plant in South Carolina, which is a right-to-work state, in retaliation for strikes by unionized workers at the company’s existing facilities in Washington state.

The Education and the Workforce Committee says it will look at the “implications for America’s workers and employers” regarding Obama’s appointments to the NLRB.

Following a marathon markup of the proposed surface transportation bill in the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee last week that lasted nearly 16 hours, members of the panel’s Aviation subcommittee will look this Wednesday at the aviation industry’s GPS infrastructure.