(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.
(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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.