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Airline labor issue blamed for FAA funding delay
A key senator says the Federal Aviation Administration could face another shutdown because lawmakers haven’t resolved a labor issue that is holding up passage of a long-term funding bill for the agency.
Sen. John D. Rockefeller IV, West Virginia Democrat and chairman of the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, told aviation industry officials at a luncheon Monday that the chief holdup is one airline’s insistence on a provision making it more difficult for airline workers to unionize.
He said there “is no movement, no give” in the GOP-controlled House. He said industry must put more pressure on Congress to pass a bill, which is critical to plans to modernize the nation’s air traffic control system.
Former secretaries of state press to continue foreign aid
Five former secretaries of state - Republicans and a Democrat - are warning Congress against deep cuts in foreign aid.
In a letter circulated Monday by the U.S. Global Leadership Coalition, the former secretaries said that international spending advances U.S. interests overseas, tackles the causes of conflict and extremism, and shows America’s global leadership.
The Senate this week is considering a $53.3 billion spending bill for the State Department and foreign operations for the fiscal year that began Oct. 1. Citing the growing U.S. deficit, lawmakers are expected to offer amendments to cut foreign aid.
Signing the letter were Henry Kissinger, George Shultz, Colin L. Powell and Condoleezza Rice, who worked for Republican presidents, and Madeleine K. Albright, who served in the Clinton administration.
GOP wins House for 1st time since Reconstruction
JACKSON — A majority of the Mississippi House of Representatives will be Republican for the first time since Reconstruction.
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