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US Aviation Officials Heading Back to Work

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 3:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Tens of thousands of U.S. transportation and construction workers will soon be back on the job. U.S. President Barack Obama signed an interim deal Friday ending a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency that oversees the nation’s airlines and air safety. The U.S. Senate approved the legislation earlier Friday. It had already […]

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Senate Votes to Send Aviation Officials Back to Work

Posted August 5th, 2011 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has voted to end a partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency that oversees the nation’s airlines and air safety. Friday’s vote follows an agreement announced Thursday by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid. The bill had already passed in the House of Representatives. It still needs to be signed by […]

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US Congressional Leaders Compromise to End FAA Shutdown

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 6:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. congressional leaders have reached a compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency that oversees the nation’s airlines and air safety. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced the bipartisan deal late Thursday. He said it will put 74,000 transportation and construction employees back to work, but he did […]

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US Senator Announces Compromise to End FAA Shutdown

Posted August 4th, 2011 at 4:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid says there is a bipartisan compromise to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, the agency that oversees the nation’s airlines and air safety. In a statement Thursday, Reid did not specify details of the compromise. Congressional sources say they expect the Senate on Friday to accept […]

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Obama Urges Congress to Pass FAA Funding

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 3:20 pm (UTC-5)
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President Barack Obama is urging the U.S. Congress to approve funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, to end the partial shutdown of the agency that oversees the nation’s airlines and air safety. The president described the impasse as an unnecessary, self-inflicted wound that has put thousands of people out of work. He said the issue […]

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US Transportation Chief Calls for Congress to Resolve FAA Funding Dispute

Posted August 3rd, 2011 at 1:50 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. transportation chief is calling on Congress to return from its summer recess and end a partial shutdown of the agency that oversees the nation’s airlines and air safety. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood said Wednesday that the 12-day-old shutdown because of a dispute over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration has halted $11 billion […]

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US Senate Blocks Deal to End Partial FAA Shutdown

Posted August 1st, 2011 at 11:40 pm (UTC-5)
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The U.S. Senate has blocked a bipartisan deal to end the 10-day-old partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration. Congress’ failure to reach a compromise Monday means the stalemate will likely continue through August, as Congress is expected to begin its month-long recess Tuesday. The FAA has been partially shut down since July 22, after […]

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US Transportation Secretary Urges End to FAA Shutdown

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has called on Congress to pass a funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration that would put some 74,000 people back to work. The agency has been partially shut down since Saturday, after lawmakers failed to agree on an extension of its authority to operate. Some 4,000 FAA employees have […]

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US Transportation Secretary Urges End to FAA Shutdown

Posted July 28th, 2011 at 1:15 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood has called on Congress to pass a funding bill for the Federal Aviation Administration that would put some 74,000 people back to work. The agency has been partially shut down since Saturday, after lawmakers failed to agree on an extension of the agency’s authority to operate. Some 4,000 FAA employees […]

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FAA Furloughs Some Employees After Funding Lapse

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 3:50 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood says thousands of jobs are at risk because Congress failed to approve funding for the Federal Aviation Administration. LaHood on Monday said there is “no excuse” for Congress not passing the spending bill. He said the funding is crucial to the economy and tens of thousands of middle-class families. The […]

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