The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) office responsible for oversight of the U.S. commercial space transportation industry would sustain a roughly 12 percent budget cut if a spending bill that cleared the House Appropriations transportation, housing and urban development subcommittee June 19 becomes law. 

The bill would fund the FAA’s Office of Commercial Space Transportation at $14.16 million in 2014, down from the $15.4 million in 2013. The FAA asked Congress for $16 million for the office, which was funded at $16.27 million in 2012.