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    Default LaHood Blasts Congress for FAA Impasse

    U.S. House, Senate lawmakers blame each other for partial shutdown.

    LaHood Blasts Congress for Ditching FAA Impasse | Journal of Commerce
    U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood blasted the U.S. Congress for taking a summer recess before failing to resolve an impasse over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, leaving more than $11 billion worth of airport construction projects stalled and more than 70,000 out of work.

    That is happening, LaHood said, because “Congress has failed to reauthorize" the FAA in what until a few weeks ago was expected to be another in a series of short-term extensions.

    Now, however, “we are smack dab in the middle of the construction season, but we are watching a Congress leave town without putting 74,000 workers back on the job,” LaHood said on his Fastlane blog. “Congress takes its vacation,” he said, while the workers “take their lumps.”

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    Default Re: LaHood Blasts Congress for FAA Impasse

    Delta Airlines was taking the taxes that are no longer being collected and pocketing them til they got caught. Then said it was a "mistake" and refunded them.

    This whole deal is just another part of our dysfunctional governments attack on the middle class. If the do nothings would pass a permanent funding bill instead of sitting on there thumbs but it is all about making the other party look bad.

    Unfortunately Congress is not recessed as the GOP has chose to remain in session, and do nothing, so Obama cannot make any recess appointments.

 

 

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