Text: S.818 — 113th Congress (2013-2014)All Bill Information (Except Text)

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[Congressional Bills 113th Congress]
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[S. 818 Introduced in Senate (IS)]

113th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                 S. 818

  To provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to 
  transfer certain funds to prevent furloughs by the Federal Aviation 
                Administration, and for other purposes.


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                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                             April 25, 2013

Ms. Collins (for herself, Mr. Udall of Colorado, Mr. Risch, Mr. Toomey, 
  Mrs. Hagan, Mr. Isakson, and Mr. Roberts) introduced the following 
 bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Commerce, 
                      Science, and Transportation

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                                 A BILL


 
  To provide the Secretary of Transportation with the flexibility to 
  transfer certain funds to prevent furloughs by the Federal Aviation 
                Administration, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled,

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.

    This Act may be cited as the ``Reducing Flight Delays Act of 
2013''.

SEC. 2. AUTHORIZATION TO TRANSFER CERTAIN FUNDS TO PREVENT FURLOUGHS BY 
              THE FEDERAL AVIATION ADMINISTRATION.

    (a) In General.--Notwithstanding division G of the Consolidated and 
Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6), any 
other provision of law, or a sequestration order issued or to be issued 
by the President pursuant to section 251A(7)(A) of the Balanced Budget 
and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 (2 U.S.C. 901a(7)(A)), the 
Secretary of Transportation may transfer during fiscal year 2013 an 
amount equal to the amount specified in subsection (c) to the 
appropriations account providing for the operations of the Federal 
Aviation Administration, for any activity or activities funded by that 
account, from--
            (1) the amount made available for obligation in that fiscal 
        year as discretionary grants-in-aid for airports pursuant to 
        section 47117(f) of title 49, United States Code; or
            (2) any other program or account of the Federal Aviation 
        Administration.
    (b) Availability and Obligation of Transferred Amounts.--An amount 
transferred under subsection (a)(1) shall--
            (1) be available immediately for obligation and expenditure 
        as directly appropriated budget authority; and
            (2) be deemed as obligated for grants-in-aid for airports 
        under part B of subtitle VII of title 49, United States Code, 
        for purposes of complying with the limitation on incurring 
        obligations during that fiscal year under the heading ``Grants-
        in-Aid for Airports'' under title I of the Transportation, 
        Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 
        Appropriations Act, 2012 (division C of Public Law 112-55; 125 
        Stat. 647), and made applicable to fiscal year 2013 by division 
        F of the Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations 
        Act, 2013 (Public Law 113-6).
    (c) Amount Specified.--The amount specified in this subsection is 
the amount, not to exceed $253,000,000, that the Secretary of 
Transportation determines to be necessary--
            (1) to prevent during fiscal year 2013 furloughs of 
        employees of the Federal Aviation Administration whom the 
        Secretary determines are necessary for ensuring a safe and 
        efficient air transportation system; and
            (2) to continue during that fiscal year the operations of 
        air traffic control towers that were operational as of January 
        1, 2013, under the contract tower program of the Federal 
        Aviation Administration.
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