Government Affairs House passes revised FAA funding extension By Robert Silk / March 22, 2016 Share 1 -- The U.S. House of Representatives on Monday evening gave final passage to a bill that would extend funding of the FAA through July 15. Without the extension, the FAA would face a shutdown when its current authorization ends on March 31. The House originally passed the short-term extension on March 14, but had to take a new vote to align the bill with a different version approved by the Senate on March 17.The extension is the second that Congress has passed during the current FAA reauthorization process. Lawmakers passed a six-month extension last September.The Senate is expected to consider a more substantial reauthorization bill in April. The bipartisan measure passed unanimously out of the transportation committee last week and would authorize FAA funding through September 2017. It would address a gamut of issues, including new consumer protections for airline passengers and new regulations for drones.