S.853: Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

About this Bill

This bill was introduced in the 113th Congress
This bill is primarily about transportation and public works
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Sponsor Susan Collins, R-Maine
Total Cosponsors 15 (7 Democrats, 8 Republicans)
Introduced April 25, 2013
Latest Major Action April 30, 2013
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Bill Summary

(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)

Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013 - Authorizes the Secretary of Transportation (DOT), notwithstanding the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (P.L. 113-6), any other provision of law, or sequestration order, to transfer for FY2013 to any Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) appropriations account (such as the one for air traffic control operations) a certain amount from funds otherwise made available for discretionary grants-in-aid under the airport improvement program or any other FAA program.

Makes any transferred amount available immediately for obligation and expenditure as directly appropriated budget authority.

Prohibits any such transfer of funds unless the Secretary notifies Congress at least five days in advance.

(Source: Congressional Research Service)

Bill Actions

Date Description
April 30, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
April 30, 2013 Senate requests return of papers with respect to S. 853 by Unanimous Consent.
April 26, 2013 Message on Senate action sent to the House.
April 26, 2013 Held at the desk.
April 26, 2013 Received in the House.
April 25, 2013 Introduced in the Senate, read twice, considered, read the third time, and passed without amendment by Unanimous Consent. (consideration: CR S3059-3060; text as passed Senate: CR S3059-3060)