The Senate Appropriations Committee is expected to complete assignments for subcommittee chairs later today. On Monday, the committee selected Richard Shelby (R-Ala.) as its new chairman after Thad Cochran (R-Miss.) resigned last week due to ongoing health issues. Shelby is expected to take over the defense appropriations panel as well, which Cochran chaired, reported CQ. … The Federal Aviation Administration is accepting applications from former military airfields and civilian sponsors of joint use airports for its Military Airport Program (MAP), a valuable source of funding for capital improvements. The fiscal 2018 MAP has 12 slots available for new participants or existing participants eligible for redesignation; however, there are no openings for general aviation airports, according to the April 9 Federal Register notice. Applications are due June 8.
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