Expected cost of FAA funding feud: At least $1.2 billion
August 2nd, 2011
06:42 AM ET
12 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.


Filed under: FAA • Jay Rockefeller • Ray LaHood
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  1. GI Joe

    But but but but ....................

    It's another 5 week paid vacation! They have to go play golf every day with their constituents (wealthy ones), lobbyists, etc. God forbid that they work (uh.... put in time in DC).

    August 2, 2011 08:25 am at 8:25 am |
  2. Name GB

    I never thought this could happen to me. I'm a single parent with three kids with bills to pay. Looks like im going to cash out part of my 401K to get by. Im sure i will pay a huge tax penaulty. I cant even use my earned vacation to cover my expenses....I hope these guys enjoy there vacation

    August 2, 2011 08:27 am at 8:27 am |
  3. GI Joe

    Gotta run home and spend 5 weeks denigrating their opponents for the 2012 NOVEMBER vote. How are they going to keep their lucrative pay and benefits at our expense if they can't WIN every to years (to work one week and take two weeks off, on and on) for another two years. The HOUSE is in campaign mode more than the President or the Senate.

    (It's a shame, at this point in time, that we don't elect the Supreme Court every 5 or 10 years).

    August 2, 2011 08:28 am at 8:28 am |
  4. GI Joe

    oops -- every TWO years

    August 2, 2011 08:29 am at 8:29 am |