WASHINGTON — With the Jan. 31 expiration date of the latest Federal Aviation Administration reauthorization law coming up fast, hopes for a long-awaited multi-year bill are giving way to pessimism as airport lobbyists fear that deep partisan divides and a limited number of congressional work days may wind up producing another short-term measure or FAA shutdown.

There hasn’t been a long-term aviation funding bill since the last one expired in 2007. Since then, lawmakers have approved 22 stopgap bills to reauthorize and fund the FAA, the agency responsible for regulating U.S. aviation.

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