S. 853: Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

Apr 25, 2013
Passed Senate
14% chance of being enacted
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H.R. 1765 (same title)
Signed by the President — May 01, 2013

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Susan Collins
Senior Senator from Maine
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Apr 25, 2013
6 pages
Related Bills
H.R. 1765 (identical)

Signed by the President
May 01, 2013

S. 818 (Related)
Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 25, 2013


This bill passed in the Senate on April 25, 2013 and goes to the House next for consideration.

Introduced Apr 25, 2013
Passed Senate Apr 25, 2013
Passed House ...
Signed by the President ...

14% chance of being enacted.

Only about 23% of bills that made it past committee in 2011–2013 were enacted. [show factors | methodology]

Full Title

A bill to provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to transfer certain funds to prevent reduced operations and staffing of the Federal Aviation Administration, and for other purposes.


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4/25/2013--Passed Senate without amendment.
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.

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