It said Mica has worked with Senate Commerce Chairman John Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) and other Members of Congress to pass a “responsible and long-overdue FAA reauthorization.”
It added: “The House of Representatives successfully passed the FAA extension bill the week of July 22nd and submitted it to the Senate for its approval, just as it has done numerous times before without incident. I am disappointed that Democrats in the Senate have chosen to burden taxpayers with further wasteful spending on the backs of faultless FAA employees and look forward to an expedited resolution to this matter.”
Vice President Joe Biden waits to conduct a mock swearing-in ceremony with Sen. Brian Schatz, D-Hawaii, in the Capitol's Old Senate Chamber, December 2, 2014. Schatz was sworn in to serve the remainder of his term since he was appointed to the seat after Sen. Daniel Inouye, D-Hawaii, passed away.