Congress Reaches FAA Deal, Easing Pain on Thousands of Furloughed Workers

Friday, August 05, 2011

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Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced Thursday that Congress has struck a deal to fund the Federal Aviation Administration, ending a weeks-long partisan impasse that kept 4,000 FAA workers off the job, and tens of thousands out of work in airport construction. The Senate will ensure that a deal can be made before lawmakers leave for August vacation, and the bill will fund the agency through September 16.

Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, has been following the story since June 22, when the impasse began.

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Comments [1]

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How does this issue involving rural airports which we are supposed to support tie into the the constant drumbeat against corporate jets which we are supposed to despise?

Aug. 05 2011 08:08 AM

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