House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Chairman John Mica (R-Fla.) said Friday that the Senate should pass a bill banning European countries from requiring U.S. airlines to trade carbon emissions. Despite protests from both Congress and the U.S. airline industry, the requirement took effect on Jan. 1. Airlines say they will have to begin making payments to countries within the European Union for over-emissions on international flights in April 2013. A bill to block that from happening, however, was approved this week by the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee. Mica said Friday that the legislation, S. 1956, should be taken up by the entire Senate before lawmakers leave Washington for almost a full month.