** FILE ** U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, talks to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt during a news conference to discuss the interruption of federal funding for airport construction projects and contractors at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

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** FILE ** U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood, left, talks to FAA Administrator Randy Babbitt during a news conference to discuss the interruption of federal funding for airport construction projects and contractors at LaGuardia Airport in New York, Monday, Aug. 1, 2011. (AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)