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A group of Senate Democrats has urged House Speaker John A. Boehner to begin negotiations on a long-term aviation funding package well ahead of a mid-September deadline in order to avoid another disruption of airport projects.
Just about everyone who lives and works in Washington knows it is all about spin. Substance matters to a few serious-minded wonks in Congress and perhaps even in the White House, but they are outnumbered by those who realize that in politics, perception almost always trumps reality. This knowledge has Democrats telling everyone they can find that the Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the nation's bond rating is directly traceable to the presence and outlandish extremism of Tea Party Republicans.
The failure of Congress to deal with Federal Aviation Authority funding before going into recess showed the callous disregard of these elected officials for the American people ("FAA partial shutdown continues," Web, Wednesday).
The Senate on Friday moved to end a furlough of thousands of Federal Aviation Administration employees, using an abbreviated session of Congress to pass a stopgap bill that sends them back to work.
The Senate approved legislation Friday ending a two-week partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, clearing the way for thousands of employees to return to work and hundreds of airport construction projects to resume.
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Thursday said a “bipartisan compromise” has been reached to end for now a partial shutdown of U.S. aviation programs that has affected tens of thousands of workers and has cost the federal government millions of dollars in uncollected airline taxes.
A partial shutdown of U.S. aviation programs showed no signs of letting up Wednesday, as bitter partisan wrangling on Capitol Hill has led to the disruption of tens of thousands of jobs and the forfeiture of millions of dollars in uncollected federal taxes.
With the contentious debt-ceiling debate finally resolved, Congress has left town for its summer break with some key business unfinished.
Republicans late Monday blocked a bipartisan Senate plan to end the partial shutdown of the Federal Aviation Administration, making it increasingly likely Congress will be unable to resolve the legislative standoff before September.