The Senate will likely not finish work this year on legislation that would renew Federal Aviation Administration programs and funding, Sen. John D. Rockefeller 4th, D-W.Va., warned yesterday, signaling a delay in needed aid that airports could use to bond finance improvement projects.

The laws governing and funding FAA programs were set to expire at the end of fiscal 2007, on Sept. 30, but Congress has approved temporary extensions of the laws three times, including the most recent stopgap, which would run through June 30. President Bush is expected to sign that extension before the end of the month when the current extension will expire.

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