Congress Strikes Deal To End FAA Shutdown: Reid

Law360, New York (August 4, 2011, 7:00 PM EDT) -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., said Thursday that Congress had reached a bipartisan compromise over funding for the Federal Aviation Administration, allowing 74,000 transportation and construction workers to return to work while lawmakers hash out differences over policy issues.

The funding impasse had put 4,000 federal aviation employees out of their jobs and halted airport projects that sidelined about 70,000 construction and contract workers. The partial shutdown also cost $30 million a day in uncollected airline ticket taxes.

The Senate on Friday is expected to...
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