Wed August 3, 2011
Congressional Recess Causes FAA Shutdown
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Senate has headed home without authorizing roughly 2.5 billion dollars of construction funding for the Federal Aviation Administration.
As a result, for the next five weeks the FAA can’t collect $1.2 billion in aviation taxes and almost 4,000 furloughed FAA workers are jobless. The FAA’s web-site Associated General Contractors (AGC) estimates that 70,000 workers in construction and related fields will be affected.