That changed last week; Reid decided that he'd pass the revised House version of the bill all by his lonesome. Bet you didn't think the Constitution provided for that, eh?
Further, the Sec/Transportation, La Hood (aptly named fellow, indeed) now has the "authority" to "exempt" airports from the House restrictions on passenger subsidies. Another interesting twist on Constitutional Government from the DC "Mind", no?
Oh.....that's not all!
During the tax-hiatus, some airlines did NOT collect the tax (7.5%); others collected the tax and kept the money; others collected it, then refunded it to passengers.
Well! The IRS has pronounced on the question!