Obama signs FAA extension bill
August 5th, 2011
03:11 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama signs FAA extension bill

(CNN) – President Barack Obama signed legislation Friday temporarily restoring full funding to the Federal Aviation Administration, breaking a political impasse and allowing roughly 4,000 furloughed federal employees to return to work.


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Senate passes FAA extension
August 5th, 2011
10:05 AM ET
3 years ago

Senate passes FAA extension

(CNN) – The Senate passed legislation Friday temporarily restoring full funding to the Federal Aviation Administration, breaking a political impasse and allowing roughly 4,000 furloughed federal employees to return to work.

The measure now advances to President Barack Obama to be signed into law.


Filed under: Congress • FAA • Senate
Reid announces deal on FAA funding
August 4th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
3 years ago

Reid announces deal on FAA funding

WASHINGTON (CNN) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nevada, announced Thursday that Democratic and Republican leaders have "been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate" to fully fund the Federal Aviation Administration.

"This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain," Reid said in a written statement. "But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that."

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Filed under: Congress • FAA • Harry Reid
Source: FAA funding stalemate could be resolved by Friday
August 4th, 2011
03:09 PM ET
3 years ago

Source: FAA funding stalemate could be resolved by Friday

WASHINGTON (CNN) - The political stalemate over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration could be resolved as early as Friday, a senior Democratic leadership aide has told CNN.

The aide described a series of "active, productive discussions" on the issue.

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Obama, Boehner discuss ways to break FAA funding stalemate
August 4th, 2011
02:12 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama, Boehner discuss ways to break FAA funding stalemate

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama called House Speaker John Boehner to discuss ways to break the current political stalemate over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said Thursday.

"Conversations continue as we look for ways to resolve this," Carney told reporters. "We hope a solution can be found." The president's call to the speaker occurred Wednesday, he said.

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Filed under: FAA • John Boehner • President Obama
70,000 jobs lost! Really??
August 4th, 2011
09:02 AM ET
3 years ago

70,000 jobs lost! Really??

Washington (CNN) - An oft-repeated statement that the Federal Aviation Administration's partial shutdown has forced the layoff of 70,000 construction workers is, at best, an over-simplification, and at worst, an exaggeration, according to the expert behind the number.

Democratic leaders, and even some Republicans, quoted the 70,000 number frequently this week to emphasize the serious consequences of the shutdown.

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Filed under: FAA • Jobs • unemployment
Obama, LaHood call on Congress to solve FAA funding dispute
August 3rd, 2011
08:46 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama, LaHood call on Congress to solve FAA funding dispute

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood on Wednesday urged Congress to immediately pass a temporary funding measure for the Federal Aviation Administration to put nearly 4,000 federal employees back to work and restart more than 200 airport construction projects.

The Democratic-led Senate went on its summer recess Tuesday without approving what would have been the 21st short-term funding extension for the FAA. The Republican-led House previously passed a short-term extension, but included some changes opposed by Democrats.

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Filed under: FAA • President Obama • Ray LaHood
Congress remains torn on FAA shutdown
August 3rd, 2011
01:27 PM ET
3 years ago

Congress remains torn on FAA shutdown

Washington (CNNMoney) - Lawmakers on Wednesday appeared far from a deal to extend funding authority for the Federal Aviation Administration - leaving some 4,000 federal employees and as many as 75,000 construction and support staff workers off the job.

The Senate went on break Tuesday without approving what would have been a 21st short-term funding extension for the FAA. The Republicans passed that extension, but it includes some changes to FAA programs to which Democrats object.

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Senate goes on recess without taking up FAA funding
August 3rd, 2011
07:37 AM ET
3 years ago

Senate goes on recess without taking up FAA funding

Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Senate went on summer recess Tuesday night without taking action to fully fund the Federal Aviation Administration, all but assuring that almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers will remain jobless for the next five weeks and preventing the agency from collecting $1.2 billion in aviation taxes.

The only sliver of hope for furloughed FAA employees and laid-off airport construction workers rests with the fact the Senate scheduled nine "pro forma" sessions during their break, giving the Senate opportunities to consider the funding bill. But Senate leaders gave absolutely no indication they would do so.

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Filed under: FAA • Senate
Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billion
August 2nd, 2011
06:42 AM ET
3 years ago

Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billion

Washington (CNN) - The House adjourned for summer recess Monday night without resolving a Federal Aviation Administration funding impasse, almost guaranteeing that nearly 4,000 FAA employees will remain furloughed for the next month, and that the federal government will lose at least $1.2 billion in airline passenger tax revenue.

The only possible resolution, one official said, is if the Senate approves the House bill. But that was deemed highly unlikely.

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Filed under: FAA • Jay Rockefeller • Ray LaHood
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