FAA Shutdown http://wyso.org en Congressional Recess Causes FAA Shutdown http://wyso.org/post/congressional-recess-causes-faa-shutdown <p>WASHINGTON, D.C. &ndash; The U.S. Senate has headed home without authorizing roughly 2.5 billion dollars of construction funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.</p><p>As a result, for the next five weeks the FAA can&rsquo;t collect $1.2 billion in aviation taxes and almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers are jobless. &nbsp;The FAA&rsquo;s web-site Associated General Contractors (AGC) estimates that 70,000 workers in construction and related fields will be affected.</p> Wed, 03 Aug 2011 16:14:14 +0000 Jerry Kenney 2597 at http://wyso.org Congressional Recess Causes FAA Shutdown