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Reid Says Deal Reached to Reopen FAA, Restore Jobs

Thursday, 04 Aug 2011 04:40 PM

Lawmakers have reached an agreement to allow funding to reopen the Federal Aviation Administration, Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said today.

“I am pleased to announce that we have been able to broker a bipartisan compromise between the House and the Senate to put 74,000 transportation and construction workers back to work,” Reid, a Nevada Democrat, said in an e-mailed statement.

“This agreement does not resolve the important differences that still remain,” Reid said. “But I believe we should keep Americans working while Congress settles its differences, and this agreement will do exactly that.”

Republicans and Democrats were divided over whether to make it harder for airline workers to unionize and over subsidies for rural airports. President Barack Obama spoke with House Speaker John Boehner about resolving the dispute, White House spokesman Jay Carney said earlier today.

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