Senate passes temporary FAA funding to avoid a shutdown
September 15th, 2011
08:08 PM ET
3 years ago

Senate passes temporary FAA funding to avoid a shutdown

Washington (CNN) - The Senate on Thursday passed a bill to fund the Federal Aviation Administration through January, preventing a second shutdown of the agency that regulates air transportation.

By a 92-6 vote, the Democratic-controlled Senate approve the measure previously passed by the House, sending it to President Barack Obama's desk.

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  1. Rick McDaniel

    Wow. I think that's the second piece of legislation passed by the Senate, this entire year. The only other was the deficit ceiling increase.

    September 15, 2011 08:26 pm at 8:26 pm |
  2. Marie MD

    doctor evil, coburn, almost got his wish again!! Sorry doc.

    September 15, 2011 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  3. T'sah from Virginia

    Why is this even an issue?

    September 15, 2011 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  4. pb

    I have an idea. Why doesn't Pres Obama move all the big FAA training facilities out of Oklahoma? Let's see how big-mouthed phoney Tom Coburn reacts.

    September 15, 2011 10:50 pm at 10:50 pm |
  5. J.V.hodgson

    I hope this is minus the Union bashing clause.
    Regards,
    Hodgson.

    September 15, 2011 11:53 pm at 11:53 pm |
  6. kirk

    I think that was a somwhat good idea the president should fight for longer payment bill for FAA work and not bader with this january of next year .

    September 16, 2011 12:16 am at 12:16 am |
  7. 2012liberal

    Do nothing congress hard at it again. TEMORARY everything. Get ready 4 another nailbitting debate again on breaking up the FAA union n january!

    September 16, 2011 08:21 am at 8:21 am |
  8. The Greedy Old Pigs have declared class war on US!

    Wow, looks like the GOBP voted with the Dems for a change. See, they can do bipartisanship. Now they have to explain why so often they don't.

    September 16, 2011 09:13 am at 9:13 am |