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August 4th, 2011
06:43 PM ET

JKUSA Fact Check: The Bills Behind the FAA Airline Dispute

A deal to end the FAA funding standoff has been tentatively reached. It should allow thousands of transportation employees to return to work.

Here are the two bills mentioned on tonight's John King, USA

H.R. 2553
The short-term FAA extension that does not mention labor issues.

H.R. 658
The F.A.A. multi-year funding bill that includes bargaining points.

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  1. martin

    Kudos to Secretary of Transportaiton Ray LaHood today during his interview with Wolf Blitzer. He is "a cut above the rest" in being apolitical in his fight for the workers of the FAA.

    Northeast region FAA Inspector Ms. Martinez, whose interview was seen last house gives a more than valid indictment of the goverment we now have by saying 'that the government that we are seeing in Washington DC is different than the government we read about in textbooks." I would have to say that she is absolutely right!!!

    August 4, 2011 at 7:15 pm |
  2. Victor Palma


    I believe your missing all of the engineering consultants working on future improvements on airports that are also affected by the loss of Federal Funding, which i would place at about the same number of construction workers in which you qouted that number to be at 24,000. Also don't forget about also many scientist that are indirectly employed working on airport security, and safety that rely on Federal funding. I think the numbers are closer to what the Secretary has gone on record than what you and your colleague have simply stated today on this program. I know this because I'm one of those engineers that is now at home due to the FAA stalemate.

    August 4, 2011 at 7:35 pm |