Reid announces deal on FAA funding
August 4th, 2011
03:37 PM ET
12 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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  1. Texas Doc

    Looks like the Democrats got the children (GOP) to do their chores aka "serve the American people". Good work guys.

    August 4, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  2. ConservaFASCISTS/ConservaTERRORISTS

    These childish antics need to stop NOW!!! I see that the 112th Congress do not understand the meaning of the word compromise. This could've been settled before Congress went on vacation and gamble with peoples jobs and lives. There will be hell to pay in the next election.

    August 4, 2011 03:45 pm at 3:45 pm |
  3. Rudy NYC

    Details. I need details about the deal. Did the leaders work out a 'clean' increase? It should be possible with all of the Tea Partiers out of town. (They totally oppose gasoline taxes?!?!)

    August 4, 2011 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  4. GI Joe

    Before this is all over (and we may well lose President Obama before it ends), I firmly believe the people of this country will wipe their hands of the teabaggers - led by the Koch Brothers, Karl Rove, Dick Armey, and a lot of other very very wealthy people that do NOT care about the country, only about themselves and the almight $$$$$ that they worship.

    August 4, 2011 04:01 pm at 4:01 pm |
  5. gt

    harry was asleep at the wheel this should of never happen...

    August 4, 2011 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    Thank you Reid. The teabaggers/rethugs only want to bust every union in our Union so they can take over even more companies!
    I wonder where some of these clowns in congress are vacationing while the FAA (and others who depend on the agency) are probably eating dirt!

    August 4, 2011 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  7. Ed Texas

    At least the Reid and the Democats care about the unemployed. The GOP only is concerned about the wealthy and big business. The average working man is no concern to them.

    August 4, 2011 04:31 pm at 4:31 pm |
  8. The Day of Financial Reckoning is HERE - The Great Democrat Welfare Society Ends

    Well isn't that special... Harry Reid takes a few moments from his busy day to actually do his job instead of playing politics with peoples livelyhood. This incompetent clown needs to go. Come on Nevada, get rid of him!!

    August 4, 2011 04:35 pm at 4:35 pm |
  9. Myron8160

    Way to go dems how mush did gopbaggers cost us

    August 4, 2011 04:40 pm at 4:40 pm |
  10. Name king

    I don't understand why repugs are going around firing government workers, taking away billions of dollars away from local businesses who hires 75 percent of Americans, then they want to tie up the president of America not to spend on a massive modernization project that would hire 5 to 6 million people off the the bat, and have hundreds of lost businesses come back home to America to get a piece of the pie. Obama you need to take this to the streets, you need to tell the people personally to get their representatives on board, you need to fight the repugs like you ever fought before, let the people see you lead and they are more than willing to follow. We cannot depend on big corporations because their share holders have a different agenda which might or might not have the American people in mind. The American people have one thing to depend on and it's their government. Let's go Obama the people are behind you.

    August 4, 2011 05:39 pm at 5:39 pm |
  11. Peggy - TX

    Evil is as Evil does.

    The debt deal and the process of getting the deal by taking Ameica Hostage directly caused in no small measure todays crash.

    Not President Obama. In fact The President wanted more Government spending to build infrastructure like the high speed rail lines – that would have helped the market regain confidence that American could out grow its debt and this recession.

    No the Tea Party Terrorist blocked his every move. This is the “Tea Paryy Market Crash of 2011” – Obviously the Market hates the debt deal and has lost confidence in Americas ability to govern itself. It was so easy for the Tea Party to tip the scales and the spooked the already shaky Market, but tip it they did. Idiots. Hard to regain confidence.

    And now on Talk radio, the repubs are getting really way shrill. Notice that you never hear real debate among their members. Rather all I hear is the same bold faced lies repeated over and over again. They run their Party like an outlaw crime organization: question authority and you will be shot. Not at all like one would expect from a legitimate political party as are the Dems, who may be weak, but good people sincerely working for America.

    August 4, 2011 05:51 pm at 5:51 pm |
  12. astro24102

    Harry, how about the subsidies for your tiny airport in Nevada.....The american people want to stop laying out 3k for every ticket purchased there. Please try to have some backbone for the american people. How the state of Nevada continues to elect you is beyond most peoples wildest imaginations.

    August 4, 2011 06:12 pm at 6:12 pm |
  13. Rudy NYC

    Curios. If a company has 1000 employees, then 500 of them must vote "yes" for the resolution to pass. But, if 300 vote yes, and 100 vote no, then it does not pass because non-votes are counted as "no" votes.

    Who says non-votes *must* be counted as 'Yes"? Maybe we should hold congressional elections like that.

    August 4, 2011 06:38 pm at 6:38 pm |
  14. Abe

    Democrats were pulling their typical end around and trying to ram through uniion car check. This was new and so Republicans said no. That is there job to say no to idiocy like this trash. Stuff like this is why there is so mcuh uncertainlty out there and the markets tanked 500 points today. Democrats aren't serious about backing off more regulations and their failed Keynsian policies and business have responded by being very cautious – its ugly.

    August 4, 2011 06:46 pm at 6:46 pm |
  15. B

    Thank you Mr. Reid for saving the Republican’s Butts on this while they were all heading for the hills and leaving this solution behind for you to Fix with Obama !

    Truth be known that it was yet another Hostage situation from them to carry out their primary agenda to Kill – off Labor Unions in thiis country and do it by taking Congress Hostage again !

    These people are a a National Disgrace. No wonder the American people give them 84 % Disapproval rating .

    August 4, 2011 08:44 pm at 8:44 pm |
  16. Ed

    Great job you are doing on the Hill worst day since 2008 with the DOW down over 500 points.

    Glad everyone was force into another stupid move to raise our debt limit.

    What's next more lies from your party or what. Raise the debt limit thru 2012 and we will lower our debt by 2.1 trillion dollars in ten years the math doesn't add up.

    Another person who souldn't have been re-elected for six more years.

    When will we wake up and demand term limits and no retirement funded by the tax payers.

    All of you should resign for the crapy job you continue to do.

    Wait until the great health care bill starts and will see our great nation go down even more.

    Thanks for nothing.

    August 4, 2011 08:50 pm at 8:50 pm |