WASHINGTON (AP) - Congress has temporarily renewed authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration while lawmakers consider whether to take responsibility for air traffic control from the government and place it under the direction of a nonprofit corporation.

WASHINGTON (AP) Congress has temporarily renewed authorization for the Federal Aviation Administration while lawmakers consider whether to take responsibility for air traffic control from the government and place it under the direction of a nonprofit corporation.

The Senate passed the six-month extension by a voice vote Tuesday. The House passed the measure a day earlier. The bill now goes to the White House for signature.

Congress typically renews the FAA's authorization every four to six years, using the bills as an opportunity to address a wide range of aviation issues. The most recent authorization is due to expire Wednesday.

Key lawmakers are pushing for a "transformational" reauthorization bill that will remove air traffic control from the budget uncertainties that have hobbled the FAA's modernization effort.